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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department(s)
Civil, Environ, & Constr Engr
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Civil Engineering PhD program includes courses and research in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering and foundations, transportation planning and operations, traffic engineering, construction engineering, and water resources engineering. This will prepare students for roles in consulting firms, construction and construction-related industries and academic institutions as well as in city, county, state and federal government agencies.

The PhD in Civil Engineering reflects the very broad nature of the field, which encompasses the design, construction, and enhancement of the infrastructure of society. The educational program includes course work in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering and foundations, transportation planning and operations, traffic engineering and water resources engineering.

Faculty research interests include geotechnical studies of subsurface conditions, soil testing "superpave" mix design, intelligent transportation systems, traffic safety, structural dynamics, nonlinear structural analysis and software development, reinforced concrete, construction engineering, hydraulic modeling, coastal ocean modeling, stormwater management, and watershed management.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CECS-Civil-Engineering-PhD-June2020.pdf.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Fall
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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