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Civil Engineering Minor

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, 122 Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5522; fax: 612-626-7750)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Civil engineering emphases are available in environmental engineering (e.g., pollutant fate and transport, process modeling, soil and groundwater remediation, water and wastewater treatment), geomechanics (e.g., fracture and localization, groundwater flow, stability and liquefaction, wave and shock propagation), structural engineering (e.g., computational and structural mechanics, earthquake engineering, infrastructure performance and durability, new systems and materials), transportation engineering (e.g., intelligent transportation systems, pavement design and materials, transportation economics, traffic safety), and water resources engineering (e.g., earthscape processes, environmental and biological systems, hydrologic and climate dynamics, hydrodynamics, and turbulence).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Minor courses should be chosen from one of the following subareas.
Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
CEGE 55xx
CEGE 85xx
CEGE 53xx
CEGE 83xx
Structural Engineering
CEGE 54xx
CEGE 84xx
Transportation Engineering
CEGE 52xx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
For a master's minor, two or more 5xxx or 8xxx level courses from the same subarea of civil engineering are required, for a total of 6 or more credits.
For the doctoral minor, four or more 5xxx or 8xxx level courses from one or two subareas of civil engineering are required for a total of 12 or more credits.
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