Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

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Students in the Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering will be able to choose from one of the nine following concentrations: Coastal & Ocean, Construction, Engineering Education, Geomatics, Geotechnical, Infrastructure Materials, Structural, Transportation and Water Resources.

Curriculum

2-Term Pathway Curriculum

Students will be able to complete the MEng Civil Engineering program in 5 terms (16 months of study).

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 161 Academic Listening & Speaking (MEng)  3
ALS 162 Academic Reading & Writing (MEng)  3
CE 507 CE Graduate Seminar 1
ENGR 350 Sustainable Engineering 4
CE 536                        Design for Safety        4
IEPA 005 GRE Preparation 0
Total 15                          
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
COMM 218         Interpersonal Communication   3
ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success  2
CE 392 Intro to Highway Engineering 4
520* Engineering Planning 4
CEM 543*     Project Management for Construction
4
Total 12-17

*Curriculum is dependent on Pathway concentration.

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 9-15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • No more than 36 credit hours remaining toward degree

3-Term Pathway Curriculum

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS          
ALS 161 Academic Listening and Speaking (MEng)  3
ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing (MEng) 3
ENGR 350 Sustainable Engineering 4
ENGR 321            Materials Science 4
  GRE Prep  0
Total 14   
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
COMM 111 Public Speaking  3
WR 121 English Composition  3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge  2
CE 372 Geotechnical Engineering 4
CE 392 Intro to Highway Engineering  4
ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success  2
Total 18
TERM 3 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS          
WR 327               Technical Writing 3  
ST 314 Introduction to Statistics for Engineers 3
CE 424 Contracts and Specifications 4
ENGR 390 Engineering Economy 3
Total 13

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 0 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 45 credit hours remaining toward degree

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.

As a graduate of a civil engineering degree program at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Civil engineer
  • Contractor
  • Design engineer
  • Instructor
  • Research assistant
  • Structural engineer
  • Systems engineer
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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

How do I qualify?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2-Term Pathway 3-Term Pathway
GPA: 2.5 overall AND 2.75 GPA in final year of study 2.75 overall AND in final year of study
Undergraduate degree: Relevant engineering discipline* Relevant engineering discipline*
Standardized test scores: None None
TOEFL iBT: 80 (16 subscores) 70
IELTS: 6.5 (5.5 subscores) 6.0
Password: n/a 7
Academic English: Level 6 (B grades in all classes) Level 5 (C grades in all classes)

*Other engineering degrees may require additional time and coursework. See list of pre-approved undergraduate majors.

Visit OSU's Engineering website for direct entry requirements.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

When can I start?

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Program Start dates Tuition
2-Term Pathway September 13, 2018 $27,590
3-Term Pathway September 13, 2018 $30,900


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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program and any additional requirements, students can enter an OSU graduate program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Students must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS 2-Term Pathway 3-Term Pathway
Academic Requirements:
    3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses
    3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses

Language Requirements:

    B or higher grades in all English language courses or TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or IELTS 7.0
    B or higher grades in all English language courses or TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or IELTS 7.0

Standardized Test Requirements

    GRE overall score of 301 combined for verbal and quantitative sections and 3.0 in analytical writing
    GRE overall score of 301 combined for verbal and quantitative sections and 3.0 in analytical writing

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering is designed to provide a route to the Oregon State University MEng degree program in Civil Engineering.

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

We contribute top talent to the job market-new engineers who have had entrepreneurial and commercialization experience during their years studying at OSU. These men and women graduate work-ready, prepared to contribute to the economy, and impact the world.

The College of Engineering's research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

    Renewable energy Integrated microsystems design and manufacture Information technology Sustainable infrastructure technology Biomedical technology Intelligent manufacturing Geographical information systems Micro-scale systems for toxic waste cleanup Cooling technologies for portable electronic devices

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