• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Civil and Environmental Engineering program at the University of South Carolina analyze, plan, design, and build structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams; infrastructure systems for transportation; water resources and natural hazard protection; and environmental control and remediation of both the natural and constructed environment.
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Overview

Civil engineering is the planning, design and construction of projects that define a civilization. Civil engineers have built landmarks that now stand as tributes to the profession's creative spirit and ingenuity. From buildings and roads to water and bridges, civil engineering is everywhere.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at the forefront of education and research, expanding in areas such as design to better withstand hurricanes and earthquakes, sustainable development, intelligent transportation systems, high-performance and novel materials characterization, bioelectrical remediation, life-cycle analyses, nondestructive evaluation and cardiovascular flow. Civil engineering majors will be able to concentrate in a variety of areas including environmental, geotechnical, structures, transportation and water resources.

What to Expect

During your first two years as a Civil and Environmental Engineering student at the University of South Carolina , you will take a variety of courses to develop a foundation in mathematics, computer programming, the physical sciences and basic engineering sciences as well as liberal arts courses to provide you with a well-balanced educational experience.

You will have the opportunity to go on a variety of field trips, which will enhance the in-class learning experience. Challenging coursework and attentive faculty provide you the knowledge and skills needed for successful entry to the civil engineering practice. 

Careers

A major in civil engineering can prepare you for careers in:

  • federal, state and municipal agencies
  • private consulting firms involved in planning, design, construction or environmental control

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Visualization
  • Statics
  • Computational Methods for Civil Engineering
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Structural Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    4.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Fill out the University's application form completely.
  • There is a $100 non-refundable application fee for international students. Access our online application to begin.
  • Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Test scores.
  • Submit all official (or attested) high school transcripts.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    33523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33523 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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33,523 - 37,740 USD

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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