The graduate program in Environmental Engineering provides a core background in water chemistry, environmental biology, and process dynamics. Advanced course work in water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, pollutants and risk, ground and surface water hydrology, and air pollution is available in Civil Engineering and other allied departments.
A Master of Science degree in Geotechnical/Pavements will teach you about the strength of the earth’s surface and foundation. You will learn how to design deep foundations such as drilled shafts. You will learn how to test timber piles using ultrasonic technology, and how to test soil for engineering purposes. You will be able to design pavements for highways and airfields. This degree will help you to understand and create the surfaces that we walk and drive on every day.
The Center provides an educational program of basic, advanced, and specialized project management knowledge necessary for its graduates to be proficient in recognized specialties of project management. This preparation provides graduates with the skills needed for successful practice in the period following graduation. In addition to general and technical education, the educational program stresses professional and ethical responsibilities, an awareness of societal issues, and the need for life-long learning.
A Master of Science degree in structures will teach you how to analyze and design structures. You will understand the Cartesian tensor notation, you will know the finite element method, and you will know how the tallest buildings in the world are created. You can learn about earthquake engineering, and design structures that withstand earthquakes.
The Transportation Engineering Program (TEP) at the University of Maryland provides its students with in-depth knowledge of the range of topics that are of importance to the field from the more traditional areas of transportation planning, travel behavior, traffic operations, safety, and design to system optimization, transportation economics and policy, infrastructure vulnerability and protection, emissions estimation and sustainability analysis. With expertise in all transport modes, our students are trained to tackle problems involving both passengers and freight that arise along our roadways, airways, railways and waterways, as well as in their intermodal components. The problems that arise in the interdisciplinary field of transportation are complex and continue to change in character with changes in society, technology and the environment. TEP recognizes that to develop professionals who are capable of analyzing and solving these difficult problems, our students must master material in many disciplines, including for example mathematics, computer science, architecture and urban planning, operations research and management science, logistics, economics and psychology. With this training and an emphasis on both academic education and professional development, our graduates are now: professors and researchers at universities and research institutes in the U.S. and abroad; industry experts in local, national and international firms; and local, state and federal government officials.
A Master of Science degree in Water Resources will teach you how to harvest, clean and protect the water resources of your civilization. You will study models that will teach you how to manage rain fall and snow melt. You will understand the behavior of watersheds in urban areas. You will analyze flood hazards and the effects of natural disasters on water resources. With this degree you will understand how to restore water resources, which in turn will restore civilizations.
The goal of the University of Maryland Civil Systems program is to provide M.S and Ph.D. level education in interdisciplinary engineering systems typically found in civil infrastructure settings. The related research will concentrate on how to optimize system efficiency, reliability, cost, and other factors.