Appendix G - Professional Masters

The Civil Engineering with Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Management (CE-LEM) program incorporates professional skills and managerial competencies and allows its students to earn their Master’s degree without going through the thesis process. The degree can be earned in as short as one year and instruction is primarily residential, with up to 25% of the credits permitted to be completed online.

Students can earn their Master’s in these civil engineering specialty areas:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

General characteristics of this concentration include:

  • A terminal master’s degree with no thesis and no direct articulation to the doctoral degree
  • Designed specifically to prepare university graduates for a career in industry and government, or to broaden the prospects of university graduates with careers in progress
  • Incorporates professional skills and competencies component (management, supervision, leadership, entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • A full-time program of one to two years in length
  • Possible part-time option
  • Instruction is primarily residential, with a maximum of 25% allowed to be completed online
  • A single cohort of students admitted into the concentration each fall semester
  • Students in the concentration are ineligible for teaching/research assistantships or fellowships

Applicants pursuing this concentration will also be eligible to apply to the recently approved concurrent MS-MBA program, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management at Purdue.

The CE-LEM concentration includes two components: Core courses in management/entrepreneurship/leadership including professional development seminars; and course options based on the area of specialization.

I. Core Courses (Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership)

(common to all students in the concentration)

Minimum of 9 credits but no more than 12 credits from the following list:

CE 59700 – Professional Development Seminar 1 – 1 credit (required of all Professional Masters students)
CE 59700 – Professional Development Seminar 2 – 2 credits (required of all Professional Masters students)
CE 52400 - Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
CE 59600 - Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy in Engineering
CE 59000 - Breakthrough Thinking for Complex Challenges
CE 59700 - Advanced Project Management and Analysis
MGMT 60000 - Accounting for Managers
MGMT 61000 - Financial Marketing
MGMT 62000 - Marketing Management
MGMT 65000 - Strategic Management
MGMT 66000 - Operations Management
MGMT 54600 - Decision Support and Expert Systems
MGMT 56200 - Project Management
MGMT 57100 - Data Mining

II. Areas of specialization (between 12-21 credits)

During the application process, if the Professional Masters - Civil Engineering with Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Management option is chosen as an area of interest, the applicant will be prompted to choose an area of specialization within the Professional Master’s degree.

Architectural

Minimum of 9 credits from the following list:
CE 51300 – Lighting in Buildings
CE 51401 – Building Controls
CE 51501 – Building Energy Audits
CE 59700 – Sustainable Building Design, Construction, and Operation
ME 51800 – Analysis of Thermal Systems
ME 59700 – Sustainable Energy Options & Analysis
ME 52200 - Indoor Environment Analysis and Design
CE 59700 - Indoor Air Pollution

At least 3 credits from the following list:
ME 59700 – Solar Energy Engineering
ME 51300 – Engineering Acoustics
ME 59700 – Sustainable Design & Manufacturing
STAT 51100 – Statistical Methods
STAT 51200 – Applied Regression Analysis
CS 50100 – Computing For Science and Engineering

Construction

Minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
CE 52000– Construction Project Control Systems
CE 52100 – Construction Business Management
CE 52200 – Computer Applications in Construction
CE 52300 – Selection and Utilization of Construction Equipment
CE 52700 – Design of Construction Operations
CE 59700 – Sustainable Building Design, Construction and Operation
CE 51500 – Building Energy Audits
CE 59700 – Built Environment Modeling
CE 59700 – Infrastructure Planning
CE 59700 - Advanced Modeling and Visualization of Construction Operations
CE 59700 - Virtual Reality Technologies in Construction
CE 59700 - Trenchless Technologies for Infrastructure Renewal

Environmental

Minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
CE 55000 - Physico-Chemical Processes In Environmental Engineering I
CE 59700 - Water Chemistry in Environ. & Ecological Engineering
CE 55900 - Quality Modeling
CE 55700 - Air Quality Management
CE 54200 - Hydrology
AGRY 54400 - Environmental Organic Chemistry
EEE 53000 - Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Applications
CE 59700 - Environmental Biotechnology
EEE 59500 - Solid & Haz Waste Management
EEE 59500 - Urban Ecosystem Services
CE 59700 - Geographical Information Systems
CE 59700 - Environ Analytical Chemistry
CE 59700 - Indoor Air Quality
CE 54400 - Subsurface Hydrology

Geomatics

Minimum of 9 credits from the following list:
CE 506 Adjustment of Geospatial Observations
CE 503 Digital Photogrammetry
CE 505 Radar Remote Sensing
CE 507 Multi & Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
CE 508 Geographic Information Systems
CE 509 Laser Scanning

At least 3 credits from the following list:
CE 562 Geometric Design of Highways
CE 697 Satellite Photogrammetry
CE 697 SAR Interferometry
AT 490 Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems
AAE 575 GNSS Navigation and Positioning
AAE 564 Systems Analysis and Synthesis
AAE 567 Applied Stochastic Processes
AAE 568 Applied Optimal Control & Estimation
ECE 661 Computer Vision
ECE 637 Digital Image Processing

Geotechnical

Minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
CE 58000 - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 
CE 58300 - Slopes and Retaining Structures  
CE 58400 - Foundation Analysis and Design  
CE 58700 - Soil Dynamics    
CE 59700 - Geoenvironmental Technology  
CE 59700 - Piling Engineering   
CE 59700 - Fundamentals of Soil Behavior  
CE 59700 - Geotechnical Instrumentation  
CE 59700 - Offshore Engineering   
CE 59700 - Ground Engineering   
CE 59700 - Pile Instrumentation Laboratory
CE 68100 - Engineering Properties of Soils  
CE 68200 - Groundwater and Seepage  
CE 68300 - Advanced Foundation Engineering 
CE 68400 - Geological Engineering   
CE 68500 - Rock Mechanics   
CE 68600 - Underground Construction  
CE 68700 - Introduction to Earthquake Engineering 
CE 69500 - Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Hydraulics

Minimum of 9 credits from the following list:
CE 54000 – Open Channel Hydraulics
CE 54200 – Hydrology
CE 54300 – Coastal Engineering
CE 54400 – Subsurface Hydrology
CE 54700 – Transport Processes in Surface Waters
CE 54900 – Computational Watershed Hydrology

At least 3 credits from the following list:
CE 54500 ‒ Sediment Transport Engineering
CE 55900 – Water Quality Modeling
ABE 691000 – Environmental Data Handling
AGRY 598W - Advanced Topics in Hydrology
STAT 51100 – Statistical Methods
STAT 51200 - Applied Regression Analysis

Materials

Minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
CE 538 - Experimental Methods in Construction Materials Research
CE530 – Properties and Production of Concrete
CE 631 – Advanced Concrete and Aggregate
CE 597 – Sustainable Binders
CE 597 – Fundamentals of Steel Corrosion in Concrete
CE 535 – Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
CE 597 - Nanomaterials in civil engineering
CE 597 - Advanced sensing and testing technology for civil infrastructures
CE 597 – Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics
CE 597 – Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
CE597 - Advanced Topics in Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics

Structures

Students pursuing Professional MSCE in the Structures area are advised to take the following 7 graduate courses in Structural Engineering (3 analysis + 4 design):

Analysis:
CE 57000 - Advanced Structural Mechanics
CE 57300 - Structural Dynamics
CE 59500 - Finite Elements of Elasticity

Design:
CE 59100 - Advanced Structural Steel Design
CE 57600 - Advance Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 57100 - Earthquake Engineering
CE 57200 -  Prestressed Concrete Design

Exceptions to these courses may be granted on a case-by-case by the students advisory committee.

Transportation

Minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
CE 56100 - Transportation Systems Evaluation
CE 56600- Transportation Planning
CE 56800 - Infrastructure Management
CE 56200 - Geometric Design of Highways, and
CE 56700 - Advanced Traffic and Safety Analysis
CE 59400 - Transportation Systems Analysis
CE 59700 - The Science and Business of Logistics Systems
CE 59700 - Geographic Information Systems in Engineering
CE 59700 - Dynamic Transportation Modeling
CE 61400 - Statistical and Econometric Methods I
CE 66100 - Algorithms in Transportation