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Five-Year BS/MS in Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

The combined Five-year BS/MS in Civil Engineering will build your career from the foundation to the top floor by accelerating your studies, saving you both time and money. Whether you are interested in creating modern structures of the future, rebuilding after disasters, or upgrading outdated infrastructure, the market for civil engineers is growing every day. The combined program at Western New England University will prepare you faster with the latest technology and engineering best practices so that you can take advantage of waiting opportunities.

Admissions Requirements

Provisional acceptance is granted to incoming freshmen who score a combined 1200 on the SAT Math and Critical Reading portions and have a 3.5 high school GPA. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher each year (freshman, sophomore, and junior years) to maintain their provisional acceptance. Students who do not qualify for provisional acceptance as an incoming freshman can apply during the first semester of their junior year as long as they have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


As an undergraduate student, you may concentrate in Civil, Environmental, Reservoir, and Railway Engineering. For your graduate studies, you will take five core courses in Construction Management, Solid Mechanics or Advanced Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering, Finite Element and Numerical Analysis, (Design of Experiments, and Engineering Management or Project Management. You will then choose an advisor and course of study for the remainder of your education. Your choices include an all-course option; a project option, which includes advanced coursework and a final presented project; and a thesis option, that involves advanced coursework and a thesis with presentation.


You'll learn from our experienced faculty who are dedicated to your success. They will guide you not only through coursework, but also through projects, outside research, career opportunities, and internships. The personal attention and support you will receive is unparalleled. Our full-time faculty hold Ph.D. degrees from top engineering schools such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University, and the University of California at Irvine. Their research expertise includes sustainable transportation, infrastructure systems, water reclamation and reuse, intelligent road signs and safety devices, acoustic scattering and structural vibration, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers build the foundation of our infrastructure, from railways to highways and water treatment plants. This work is vital to keep our society moving, and the MS in Civil Engineering will give you the knowledge and the experience to take on the challenge.

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Master of Science in Engineering Management

An education in Engineering Management will help you create value for your future employers by giving you the skills to increase productivity, effectively distribute and use resources, create flexibility in the workplace, and ultimately enhance customer satisfaction. The MS in Engineering Management is adaptable to any industry, and students with any engineering undergraduate degree may apply.

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