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Few career paths are as vital as civil engineering, when it comes to creating the future of modern civilization. Civil engineers are essential in supporting and improving aging infrastructures, developing new structures in emerging countries, and maintaining environmental standards for optimal sustainability.

A passion for engineering is a lifelong venture. We share that passion here at Norwich University. That’s why we offer exceptional opportunities for you to help advance your knowledge, target your skills, and gain greater proficiency as a professional engineer.

Online Master of Civil Engineering Degree at Norwich University

Norwich University has been an innovator in education for almost 200 years. We extend a tradition of values-based education, where structured, disciplined, and rigorous studies create a challenging and rewarding experience. Online programs, such as the Master of Civil Engineering, have made our comprehensive curriculum available to more students than ever before.

This convenient study option at Norwich University allows you to focus on the area of civil engineering that is most relevant to your career path and educational goals. You can choose from one of four concentrations that are uniquely designed to provide an in-depth examination of engineering procedure, techniques and processes. These four distinct areas of study include:

Structural Engineering

  • Reinforce the fundamentals of structural engineering and engineering mechanics.
  • Examine the design of steel and timber structures.
  • Analyze the benefits of reinforced, pre-stressed, and precast concrete structures.
  • Discover how static analysis and dynamic analysis apply to various project scenarios.

Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

  • Review fluid mechanics and hydraulics.
  • Examine the fundamentals of environmental and water resource engineering.
  • Explore the physiochemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Focus on storm water management, groundwater flow, and waste containment.
  • Study key aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geo-environmental engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Review engineering mechanics and the foundations of engineering.
  • Focus on earthquake engineering, soil mechanics, and soil stabilization.
  • Study numerical methods for the analysis of complex geotechnical circumstances.

Construction Management Engineering

  • Build your business management and leadership skills from a civil engineering perspective.
  • Gain the expertise necessary to lead a team of engineers and manage an engineering business.
  • Examine information technology, contracts, insurance, project finance, and accounting.

Each of these concentrations also delivers relevant topics that are essential to a thorough and well-rounded comprehension of civil engineering. The online Master of Civil Engineering at Norwich University presents a core curriculum that includes the application of engineering fundamentals, mathematics, natural sciences, technology and more.

Our goal is to reinforce your existing civil engineering knowledge, while also supporting your needs for advanced study in the areas of project management, engineering mathematics, and your chosen concentration.

Pursuing Your Online Master of Civil Engineering

Building your foundational knowledge in concert with specialized study can help you achieve your greatest professional aspirations. Advanced education is applicable for all career paths – whether you work for an engineering firm, a government agency, or your own consulting practice.

The growth in international opportunities is especially exciting for civil engineers who want to make a difference. You can change the world for people in developing countries who have never before had access to clean water or paved roads. You can also support established nations in rebuilding a crumbling infrastructure that has deteriorated from the ravages of time, natural disasters, or military conflict. (*)

The online Master of Civil Engineering is designed to enhance your technical knowledge, management skills and engineering competence by delivering a modern, practice-orientated education that fosters creativity and critical thinking for problem solving and innovation. Studying at Norwich University can help you:

  • Earn your degree in 18 to 24 months.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive civil engineering curriculum.
  • Enhance your technical knowledge, management abilities and practical skills.
  • Specialize in the civil engineering discipline that incites your passion for progress.
  • Experience a learning model that combines theory with real-world application.

Choosing an Online Masters from Norwich University

Our online curriculum is ideal for busy professionals who need the flexibility to attend classes on their own schedule. All students in the Master of Civil Engineering program will enjoy learning opportunities that allow for direct interaction with remarkable faculty members who have made engineering their life’s work. Small classes also facilitate your ability to network with a core group of fellow students that share your professional interests.

Curriculum has been developed in alignment with recommendations from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Pre-requisite seminars are also available for students who need to fill in any educational gaps. For example, if you need to complete math or undergraduate engineering prerequisites, we can offer those courses to you as an integrated part of the curriculum. There is no need to delay your program enrollment.

The online Master of Civil Engineering program at Norwich University is taught by accomplished faculty members with real-world and academic experience in structural, geotechnical, environmental, and construction engineering. Students also receive the support of a dedicated program staff that provides guidance in helping you achieve your career goals. When you enroll with us, you gain access to a dynamic learning community that includes an extensive network of successful alumni from around the globe.

Established in 1819, our nationally recognized institution of higher education is recognized as the first private college in the U.S. to teach civil engineering. We are equally distinguished as the birthplace of ROTC and home of the first private military college in the United States. Norwich University is also regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

To learn more about the online Master of Civil Engineering at Norwich University – and how you can pursue specialization in Structural, Environmental/Water Resources, Geotechnical or Construction Management Engineering – please submit the form on this page.

(*) American Society of Civil Engineers,