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Online MS in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering

Academic Experience

The online UW Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering is designed for professionals seeking to advance their abilities and their careers in the construction engineering field. In this program, you’ll gain the skills to plan, budget and manage all types of construction projects.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering. If your undergraduate degree is in a different field, you might consider the Master of Science in Construction Management program.


The degree features a unique multidisciplinary curriculum. Courses combine engineering principles with management techniques and cover a wide range of topics.

  • Pavement construction
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost analysis
  • Utility construction
  • Construction law
  • Energy infrastructure
  • Accounting and finance

You will also learn about the latest advances and challenges in the industry, including complex modern technologies, environmental regulations, energy issues and legal concerns. See the Courses & Requirements page for more details.

Program Format

The degree consists of 14 courses worth a total of 42 credits, and features a very flexible format. All courses are delivered 100% online.

You can start the program in any quarter and determine your own course load. Most students will earn the degree in two to three years, depending on how many courses they take per quarter.

Once you have enrolled in your first course, you have five years to finish the program, whether your status at the time of enrollment is matriculated student or graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) student.