MEng Civil Engineering

Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.

There are many reasons to consider a Master’s of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering:

  • Gain advanced training in your chosen civil engineering specialty.
  • Become an expert in your chosen thesis (or report) research.
  • Position yourself in a competitive employment market.
  • Earn more than those with only a bachelor’s degree.

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering at CU Denver is intended for students who have a non-engineering undergraduate degree. The program is structured to give basic knowledge in engineering in an interdisciplinary manner, allowing students to enhance their engineering education with courses from complimentary areas of study.

Our graduate programs offer ample opportunities for hands-on research. The civil engineering graduate program is designed for both full-time and part-time students who want to advance their academic and professional skills in civil engineering and related areas. Many students are full-time, while many also work full-time jobs and complete evening classes. Depending on a student's pace, the MEng program typically takes 2-4 years to complete. Most graduate courses are offered in the afternoons or evenings.

Specialty Areas

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hydrologic, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite classes are in addition to the 30 semester hours needed to complete a master's degree, as they are necessary background information that is usually included in an engineering bachelor's program. Students must receive a grade of C minus (C-) or better for the prerequisite class to apply to the program.

Students may complete prerequisite classes either before or after being admitted to a degree program. However, applicants with 5 or more incomplete prerequisites will not be admitted. Students may complete no more than nine credit hours of graduate work before completing these prerequisites. Note, all courses taken while enrolled in graduate studies at CU Denver count toward your grade point average (GPA).

If prerequisites are taken while admitted to the master's program, students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, per Graduate Education policies and procedures.

Transfer Credit

Master's students may transfer up to 9 semester hours from another institution toward their master's degree, if approved by their advisor

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$19,391 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time