Jul 18, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Civil Engineering (Advanced Design and Construction Technology) (MS)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by School

Designers, architects, engineers and construction managers of the 21st century must be able to manage and harness the rapid pace of technological change. A highly interconnected world and complex projects require creative and technologically enabled solutions. In this program, technology is argued to be a catalyst for change, poised to reduce the industry’s fragmentation, improve its efficiency and effectiveness, and increase productivity, resilience and sustainability. The program emphasis is on understanding the capabilities of available and developing technologies so that the appropriate tools, systems, equipment, and methods can be implemented for a particular architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) function, project or challenge.

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Advanced Design and Construction Technology is awarded in strict conformity with the general requirements of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students can choose the option of completing a thesis and must include in their program 4 units of CE 594a  and CE 594b .

CE 578  is a integrated capstone project course; students will benefit most from this course if it is taken near the end of the program.

For Admission Requirements, please refer to the Viterbi Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of this catalogue.

Electives (12 units)

Students select three electives in consultation with an adviser, totaling at least 12 units, that may be taken from the USC Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, other engineering departments, the USC Price School of Public Policy, the USC School of Architecture, or the USC Marshall School of Business subject to adviser approval. Admission to some classes requires advanced prerequisites and is subject to availability and approval of the instructor.

Minimum Units Required: 28

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by School