Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Advanced Design and Construction Technology


Spring 2022:
September 15, 2021

Fall 2022:
January 15, 2022


As of September 7, 2021, the GRE exam is not required.

The 21st century leaders of the built environment, those who are involved in design, architecture, engineering and construction, must be able to manage and leverage the rapid pace of technological change. The new program in Advanced Design & Construction Technology is a multi-disciplinary program which aims to develop professionals to think holistically about design and engineering of sustainable cities, infrastructure, buildings, and systems of the future.

In this program, students will explore an integrative approach to design, engineering and construction technology, and in developing expertise in core topics including sustainability, data analysis and visualization, computing, modeling, simulation, process engineering and manufacturing, leadership, design and innovation. This program is designed for students with a passion for technologies and a passion to influence the design and engineering of the built environment. The curriculum will prepare this next generation of innovators to not only harness the power of technological innovation, but to bridge the industry’s fragmentation in order to foster collaboration, catalyze change, and offer advanced and sustainable solutions to global problems.

ADCT graduates will pave the way in design, engineering, construction, management and leadership roles in the built environment. Our graduates can expect to find roles in AECO firms, in technology firms, and in management consulting firms who focus on civil infrastructure, smart cites, buildings and technology. Our graduates will be encouraged and supported to be entrepreneurs and stewards of the built environment and to help solve many of its grand challenges.

International Students: This program is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 28 units with an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
  • Two thirds of the units applied toward the degree must be taken at the 500-level or above.

Core Courses (Five Courses/16 units)

CE 470Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice4
CE 505Data Management2
CE 568Fundamental Concepts of Computing and Programming in Civil and Environmental Engineering2
CE 573Advanced Technologies in AEC Practices4
CE 578Technology Enabled Integrated Design, an Architecture, Engineering and Construction Capstone4

  • Elective courses (12 units)
    A minimum of 12 elective units are needed to complete the degree. Electives must be pre-approved by the program director.

    Approved electives can be taken from a wide variety of options across disciplines and are intended for students to acquire new skillsets and to provide deep dives into particular areas of interest.

    There are a number of electives which are specifically aligned to the program that will be strongly encouraged and others that are intended to enhance expertise in core areas topics including sustainability, data analysis and visualization, computing, modeling, simulation, process engineering and manufacturing, leadership, design and innovation.

Detailed Program Curriculum and RequirementsSchedule of Classes

Spotlight Webinar - Recorded October 14, 2021

Student Spotlight
Meet current Advanced Design & Construction Technology student Duaij AlSabah

Published on October 28th, 2019

Last updated on November 3rd, 2021