Applied Engineering M.S.A.E. (Concentration in Civil Engineering and Construction) (Thesis)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours (Thesis)

Admission Requirements

Regular

  1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree at a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association.

  2. An undergraduate degree or the equivalent in Civil Engineering or closely related field of study.

  3.  A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.

  4. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements.

Provisional

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Applied Engineering Graduate Coordinator or department chair.

Non-Degree

Non-degree students are accepted on an individual basis as space is available.

Program Concentrations

The Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree program provides concentrations in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Energy Science, Engineering Management, and Information Technology.

A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: Thesis Track 30 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Core Requirements
CENG   7031
TMAE   7432
Research Methods for Civil Engineers and Construction
and Advanced Engineering Economy
6
or FINC   7231 Financial Problems
or ACCT   7230 Accounting for Executives
or ACCT   7134 Financial Reporting and Analysis
Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level (18) as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator18
CENG   7999Thesis6
Other Thesis Track Requirements
Comprehensive Exam
Total Credit Hours30

Thesis

Each candidate for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering Thesis Track degree must complete a thesis on a subject approved by the graduate thesis committee. The major professor supervises the research, directs the writing of the thesis, and approves the thesis in its final form. Prior to the final approval, the thesis is read by the thesis committee. One member, termed the second reader, has responsibility for an intensive and rigorous criticism of the thesis and a third member of the thesis committee has the responsibility of an “editorial reader.” Both second and third readers must report all comments to the major professor. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination before the graduate committee prior to final approval and sign-off.

The style and format for the completed thesis shall follow that prescribed by the Director for the Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree. Procedural steps in the preparation of the thesis are as follows:

  • The prospectus for the thesis shall be submitted to the major professor and thesis committee for approval.
  • The student must prepare the thesis for electronic submission following the latest version of the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing manual.
  • The thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site for format check by the final thesis submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar.
  • The final corrected thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site by the ETD format check submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar. The final document must be electronically approved by the Thesis Committee.

See the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing (latest version at the COGS Electronic Theses and Dissertation website).

Advisement

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Erica Colbert
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 7995
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-3007
FAX: (912) 478-7455
E-mail: ecolbert@georgiasouthern.edu