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Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Portland State University is a non-research based professional degree. MEng students may be full-time or part-time while working in the engineering field.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $736 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Portland State University is a engaging and exciting place to increase your professional knowledge and expertise in civil and environmental engineering. We have vibrant Master’s and Ph.D.programs with full funding (tuition plus a stipend) available for top students, energetic and committed faculty,and a wonderful downtown Portland location! Our graduates easily find permanent employment opportunities with civil engineering agencies and consulting firms in the Portland region, in Oregon, along the West Coast. Our Ph.D students have additional opportunities in academic, consulting, and government agencies.

At Oregon’s largest and only urban university you will have access to all Portland has to offer including abundant internship opportunities, cultural resources, nightlife, and boundless recreation opportunities in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department is a dynamic program where state-of-the-art laboratories and sustainability are a primary focus. Our faculty specializes in research in the following areas:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, as well as MS, MEng, and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The undergraduate Civil Engineering program incorporates elements from transportation engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental/water resources engineering.

The undergraduate Environmental Engineering degree program is focused more strictly on environmental concerns and relies on coursework within the Department as well as broad-based in the sciences: environmental science, chemistry, biology, geology, and physics.

Strategic Vision

Our vision is to be known for employing the most advanced experimental and computational technologies in a sensible way to produce outstanding research, provide holistic education, and implement the created knowledge to serve society and the environment broadly.


Courses Included

  • Advanced Methods in Hydrosystem Analysis
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanical Transport
  • Numerical Methods in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Introduction to Sediment Transport
  • Estuarine Circulation
  • Air Quality Modeling