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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Design the innovative cities of the future.

Cities across the world, more and more, are investing resources to find smarter, more sustainable ways to manage urban population growth. Accomplishing this level of strategic engineering requires knowledge of emerging technological tools in urban planning, especially those that effectively respond to rising challenges. Jump on the forefront of this emerging field with your online master’s in Civil Engineering (Smart Cities).

This UCF Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program focuses on new advancements in the development of smart cities. Learn how to redesign existing communities, and transform new areas into environmentally safe, functional spaces. Through learning about digital technologies, big data, smart mobility, renewable energy, and low-energy buildings and neighborhoods, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to advance the future of how we live.

An advanced degree in smart city civil engineering is sought by federal, state, and local governments; higher education institutions and consulting firms across the world. UCF Online gives you the tools to establish yourself as a leader in the industry. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or another closely related engineering degree. Graduate prepared to lead the transformation of cities all over. Learn how to get started today!


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Complete your degree in as little as 2 years, full time

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Smart Underground Structures: Tunnels and Shafts

Explore the analysis, design of construction of tunnels, smart underground spaces, field instrumentations, stresses openings and tunnel design. Examine the future of Florida's underground space.

Introduces the principles of sustainability as they relate to the built environment and infrastructure system, sustainability metrics, life cycle assessment, resilience, and green building principles.

Examine Connected, Automated and Autonomous vehicles' technologies and current and future applications, their expected benefits for transportation safety, operation, social and economic, and potential impact.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Examine and plan the city of the future
  • Integrate smart technology into municipal projects
  • Address water, transportation, and sustainability needs with innovative planning and technology

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2023

Career Opportunities

  • City Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Public Works Director
  • County Engineer
  • Design Engineer