Presentation on theme: "Civil Engineering M.S. Student Introduction, Information and Orientation Spring 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Civil Engineering M.S. Student Introduction, Information and Orientation Spring 2014
Contacts Adrian Hanson, Department Head & Director of Graduate Studies – firstname.lastname@example.org – 221 SCiv Sanna Shields, Plan Level Coordinator – email@example.com – 221 SCiv
CE Faculty w/ Grad Courses and Interests Full Time Faculty – Dr. Rania Al-Hammoud (Structures) – Dr. Carlos Carranza-Torres (Geotech) – Dr. Mary Christiansen (Structures, Materials) – Dr. Adrian Hanson (Environmental) – Dr. Nate Johnson (Environmental) – Dr. Eil Kwon (Transportation) – Dr. Dave Saftner (Geotech) – Dr. Becky Teasley (Water Resources) Instructors and Term Faculty – Mr. Jay Dailey (Geotech, Materials, Transportation) – Mr. Travis Davidsavor (Geotech) – Mr. Martin Halvorson (Geotech) – Ms. Sara Ojard (Structures) – Dr. Ronny Purba (Structures)
Graduate Degree Options Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering – Plan A Thesis (research) based option – Plan B Project based option Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) – Professional master of engineering – Administered by College of Engineering – DGS: Prof. Richard Davis (176 ENGR) Master of Science (M.S.) in Water Resources Science (WRS) – Coordinated program between Duluth and Twin Cities campus – Associate DGS: Prof. Randall Hicks (201 SSB)
M.S.C.E. Requirements Total credit required = 30 Plan-A – 10 Thesis credits – 12 Credits of CE (CE4xxx, CE5xxx or CE8xxx) – 6 Credits of any science or engineering (Any 4xxx, 5xxx, or 8xxx level course in science or engineering) Courses outside of science or engineering may be taken with permission from advisor and DGS. – 2 Credits of any graduate level course (5xxx or higher) – A maximum of 6 credits may be at 4xxx level, remainder should be at the 5xxx or higher. – Typically: 2 – 2.5 Years
M.S.C.E. Requirements (cont.) Total credit required = 30 Plan-B – 3 Project credits – 18 Credits of CE (CE4xxx, CE5xxx or CE8xxx) Typically 3 credits of pre-project independent study – 6 Credits of any science or engineering (Any 4xxx, 5xxx, or 8xxx level course in science or engineering) Courses outside of science or engineering may be taken with permission from advisor and DGS. – 3 Credits of any graduate level course (5xxx or higher) – A maximum of 6 credits may be at 4xxx level, remainder should be at the 5xxx or higher. – Typically: 1.5 – 2 years
CE 5xxx Courses CE 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures CE 5131 – Wood, Masonry and Steel Structures CE 5137 - Adv. Structural Analysis and Design CE 5201 – Water Policy CE 5216 - App. in Env. Modeling CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering CE 5315 - Traffic Sys. Ops. and Safety CE 5316 - Pavement Design & Rehab. CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theo. & Model. CE 5318 - Pavement Management Sys. CE 5326 - Highway Plan. and Design CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics CE 5422 - Num. Model. in Geo. Eng. CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics CE 5436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction CE 5555 – Project Credits: M.Eng. CE 5991 – Graduate Independent Study CE 5995 – Special Topics CE 8094 – Project Credits: M.S. CE 8777 – Thesis Credits: M.S.
Registration and Status Requirements For IUG students: – File: TEMPORARY WAIVER OF BACHELOR’S TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENT All Combined Students – Apply for undergraduate degree All MS students – Maintain graduate student status: GRAD 999 Financial Aid – Not all undergraduate financial aid options are available to graduate students
General Thesis/Project Credit Guidelines Limit thesis/independent study credits in any semester to 3.0 Plan-A: Typically break down to 2.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.0 Plan-B: Typically Independent study (CE 5991) in second last semester and project credits (CE 8094) in the last semester
Required Forms and Paperwork (http://www.d.umn.edu/civileng/grad/currentstudents.html)http://www.d.umn.edu/civileng/grad/currentstudents.html CE Course plan sheet – First semester of MS degree Steps to finishing degree: Plan A: http://www.grad.umn.edu/prod/groups/grad/@pub/@grad/documents/content/g rad_content_461844.pdf http://www.grad.umn.edu/prod/groups/grad/@pub/@grad/documents/content/g rad_content_461844.pdf Plan B: http://www.grad.umn.edu/prod/groups/grad/@pub/@grad/documents/content/g rad_content_461845.pdf http://www.grad.umn.edu/prod/groups/grad/@pub/@grad/documents/content/g rad_content_461845.pdf Graduate Degree Plan – Semester before the last semester of MS degree – http://policy.umn.edu/forms/otr/otr198.pdf http://policy.umn.edu/forms/otr/otr198.pdf Assign/Update Master's Final Committee – Simultaneous with the Degree plan – http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/examiningcommitteesnew/index.html http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/examiningcommitteesnew/index.html Thesis deposit and submission – Last semester – Format and checklist: http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/ThesisSubmission/index.htmlhttp://www.grad.umn.edu/students/ThesisSubmission/index.html
Thesis and Project Completion Students should have weekly meetings scheduled with your thesis/project advisor (for all students enrolled in CE5991, CE8094 and CE8777) Committee should be finalized before your last semester Exam date should be finalized 1 month in advance and project reports/thesis should be provided to the exam committee “Thesis fit for exam” form should be signed by committee at least 1 week before the final exam Students should practice their thesis/project presentation at the CE seminar
GRA, GTA and Fellowships Should be full time graduate student Let faculty know that you are interested GPA plays an important role in assignment of GTA positions Expectation: – 50% GA = 20 hours per week – 25% GA = 10 hours per week Tuition is waived for GAs as per following – 50% GA = Full tuition waiver for up to 14 credits – 25% GA = 50% tuition waiver
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