Master of Civil Engineering

Building a Future in Engineering

Visit the American Society of Civil Engineers website and it doesn't mince words: the knowledge and skills needed by engineers in the 21st century are far greater than those of the 20th century, and yet time devoted to developing them in undergraduate engineering programs has decreased in the last 30 to 40 years. Maybe this is why our Master of Civil Engineering alumni report greater confidence as a result of completing the program - stronger communication and analytical skills and technical knowledge: the program helped fill in a gap needed to help advance in the field. 

Given our history as the first private institution to teach civil engineering at the collegiate level, it is not surprising that we continue to set a new standard in civil engineering education. In addition to teaching the requisite technical skills, our online Master of Civil Engineering program also focuses on the "softer" skills that allow engineers to communicate more effectively with non-technical audiences, manage procurement to personnel in complex projects, and garner support for new ideas or inititatives.

Career Outcomes

The Norwich Master of Civil Engineering program helps equip working adults in civil engineering or related fields with the technical and management skills needed to advance into leadership roles or to run their own companies. Depending on which concentration they choose, our graduates emerge from the program with specialized skills in structural engineering, environmental/water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, or construction management.

Master of Civil Engineering alumna Robin Ernstrom describes her experience:

"I came off of active duty and started the program immediately. I had no engineering design experience and wanted to get into the academic world because I had logistics positions in Army. This helped me secure a job in the Corps of Engineers as a federal employee."

Examples of positions held by our graduates include:

  • Director of Community Development
  • Engineer Officer
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Environmental Engineering Consultant
  • Hydrology Consultant
  • Regulatory Development Manager

Where Our Graduates Work

Our civil engineering graduates work for national and international engineering firms, state and federal government agencies, branches of the military, non-profits, and for themselves as business owners. Examples of employers include:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Chester Engineers
  • Dufresne Group
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Gannett Fleming
  • Haiti Outreach
  • HDR
  • Jacobs
  • Northwest Florida Water Management District
  • URS Corporation
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Standards Evaluation & Development
  • Waterways Consulting
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals