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Master of Engineering in Urban Systems Engineering

With greater emphasis today placed on urban living, the Master of Engineering in Urban Systems Engineering program prepares students to rise to the challenges of designing and maintaining tomorrow’s smart, sustainable cities. Core courses provide a solid knowledge base upon which to launch specializations in urban transportation systems, urban building systems, or the monitoring and control of urban systems. Students can also add on a variety of electives ranging from legal considerations to construction issues to real estate fundamentals.

The Master of Engineering in Urban Systems Engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must take 18 credit hours from the list of core courses. In addition, students can choose one of the following specializations: (a) Urban Transport Systems (b) Urban Building Systems, or (c) Monitoring & Control of Urban Systems. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses in their chosen specialization. Students are not limited to these tracks; customized programs can be developed in consultation with the program directors. The remaining credit hours are electives and may be selected from the remaining courses listed below. The selection of elective courses requires advisor approval from the home department. 

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Students must take 18 Credit Hours from the below list of core courses:

CAE 523 Analysis of Engineering Data
CAE 574 Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering
CAE 575 Systems Analysis in Civil Engineering
CHE 543 Energy, Environment, and Economics
ENGR 531/ CAE 558 Urban Systems Engineering Design
ENGR 532/ CAE 559 Urban Systems Engineering Seminar

Specializations

Students are required to take a minimum of four courses in their chosen specialization. Students are not limited to these tracks; customized programs can be developed in consultation with the program directors.

Urban Transportation Systems

CAE 543 Demand Models for Urban Transportation
CAE 544 Urban Transportation Planning
CAE 546 Public Transportation Systems
CAE 548 Transportation Systems Management
CAE 549 Transportation Economics, Development & Policy
CAE 555 Transportation Systems Evaluation
CAE 568 Transportation Asset Management
ECE 512 - Mobile Communication System
ECE 544 - Wireless and Mobile Networks

Urban Building Systems

CAE 513 Building Science
CAE 515 Building Energy Modeling
CAE 521 Lighting Systems Design
CAE 526 Energy Conservation in Building Design
CAE 527 Control of Building Environmental Systems
CAE 528 Building Electrical Systems Design
CAE 550 Applied Building Energy Modeling
CAE 556 Net Zero Energy Home Design Competition I
CAE 557 Net Zero Energy Home Design Competition II
MMAE 515 - Engineering Acoustics

Monitoring & Control of Urban Systems

CAE 527 Control of Building Environmental Systems
CAE 528 Building Electrical Systems Design
CAE 580 Intelligent Transportation Systems
ECE 504 - Wireless Communication System Design
MMAE 543 - Modern Control Systems

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and may be selected from the remaining courses listed below. The selection of elective courses requires advisor approval from the home department. 

CAE 539 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
CAE 561 Structural Reliability & Probabilistic Bases of Design
CAE 570 Legal Issues in Civil Engineering
CAE 571 Lean Construction and Control
CAE 572 Construction Cost Accounting and Control
CAE 573 Construction Management with Building Information
CAE 579 Real Estate Fundamentals for Engineers and Architects
CAE 597ENVE 597 Special Problems (maximum 3 credit hours)
PA 501 Essentials for Public Management in a Complex Society, Process, Structures, Values
PA 551 Public Infrastructure Management (PA 501 or corequisite)