Civil Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering program will prepare you for new challenges in the field by offering you advanced courses taught by practicing civil engineering professionals.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
Structural Engineering

About

Civil engineering is the world’s oldest engineering discipline, yet increasing public demands on structures and systems, as well as changes in society's economic and environmental attitudes, mean that today's civil engineer regularly faces new challenges. Students in the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering program choose from a wide range of courses in structural, geotechnical, coastal, and preservation engineering. They may choose to focus their studies in structural engineering or to pursue a general civil engineering course of study. Students can also opt for independent study under the guidance of an instructor.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  2. Demonstrate an ability apply mathematics, science, and engineering principles.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Contact

Program Chair: Rachel Sangree

Program Coordinator: Anne Zylinski (410-516-7904, azylins1@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a degree in civil engineering or a closely related technical discipline*.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

*Applicants without a degree in civil engineering may be accepted to the program provided they demonstrate the successful completion of coursework from a regionally accredited institution including: Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Physics I, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Structures, and Soil Mechanics. Further, such applicants are advised that Design of Steel Structures and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures are prerequisites for many of the structural engineering elective courses in the program.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The courses required depend on your selected course of study. You may pursue a general civil engineering course of study or choose to focus your studies in structural engineering. Note that focus areas do not appear on your transcript, but are used for advising and course planning.
  • The general civil engineering program requires three core courses: 535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers; 565.606 Geotechnical Engineering Principles; and 565.604 Structural Mechanics. Four additional courses must be chosen from the list of civil engineering electives, and the remaining three courses may be selected from any of the civil engineering (e.g. 565.XXX) offerings. A maximum of one course may be selected from outside of civil engineering (this does not include the courses outside of civil engineering listed as electives).
  • The structural engineering focus area is designed to provide students with the necessary background and technical skills required of professional structural engineers. Students pursuing this focus area are required to take 535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers and 565.604 Structural Mechanics. Five additional courses must be chosen from the list of structural engineering electives, and the remaining three courses may be selected from any of the civil engineering (e.g. 565.xxx) offerings. A maximum of one course may be selected from outside of civil engineering (this does not include the courses outside of civil engineering listed as electives).
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • Once matriculated, if a student should later decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all successfully completed courses will apply provided they meet program requirements and that the remaining courses to be completed fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • Each student will work with the program chair to design a program tailored to meet their individual goals.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

COURSES BY FOCUS AREA

A focus area is not required for this program and it does not appear as an official designation on a student’s transcript or diploma. Rather, the focus area is provided as a tool to aid students in planning their course schedules in preparation to enter a specific field within civil engineering after graduation.

The Structural Engineering focus area was designed by the Civil Engineering Program Committee to prepare students for careers in structural engineering. Students who do not identify with structural engineering may work with their advisor to select a broad yet cohesive group of courses to make up a general program of study in Civil Engineering (see above).

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

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