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Objectives

The Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is designed to provide advanced education and updated specialized knowledge in civil engineering for practising engineers, engineering graduates and professionals working in the construction industry. In particular it appeals to practising civil engineers who would like to refresh and update their knowledge and to receive specialized advanced training in structural and geotechnical engineering as traditional undergraduate studies could not cover advanced theory and design procedures which they need to advance to higher level of competency in their profession.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or related disciplines from the University of Macau or from other universities, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to those with practical experience in civil engineering construction.

Duration

Three year part-time study.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 24 credits of courses plus a research project carrying 12 credits. The research will be conducted under supervision by an academic member. Students can choose one of the three specialized areas, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or  Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering. However, it is required that students must complete at least three elective courses and a research project in their chosen specialization.

The new specialization Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering is attempted to address the demand from local engineers and our graduates for advanced knowledge and technologies in the areas of hydraulics and environmental engineering due to the recent overhaul of the sewage pipeline system in Macau and the construction of waste water treatment plants.  This is also possible due to the recent upgrade of FST laboratories, especially the Hydraulics Laboratory and Environmental Engineering Laboratory and simultaneously to the improvement of teaching staff in these areas (PhD holders). The program of study requires the students to complete two core courses, six elective courses and a master thesis.

The courses would be offered during the first and second academic years. Students would then start their research project in the second semester of the second academic year till the end of the third academic year.

Many courses assume that students have prior, or preliminary, knowledge of the area of study. It is the responsibility of students to acquaint themselves with the level of assumed prior knowledge and take steps, if necessary, obtain it.

Courses for the Programme

Core Courses in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

IMSC001 Advanced Mathematics 3 credits
IMSC002 Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity 3 credits
IMSC003 Finite Element Method 3 credits

Core Courses in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering

IMSC001 Advanced Mathematics 3 credits
IMSC103 Hydrodynamics 3 credits

Elective Courses in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (Choose five of the following)

IMSC004 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3 credits
IMSC005 Subsurface Investigation and Soil Testing 3 credits
IMSC006 Advanced Foundation Engineering 3 credits
IMSC007 Soil Dynamics 3 credits
IMSC008 Structural Design of Foundations 3 credits
IMSC009 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering 3 credits
IMSC010 Structural Vibrations 3 credits
IMSC011 Plates and Shells 3 credits
IMSC012 Structural Analysis and Finite Elements 3 credits
IMSC014 Special Topics in Structural Engineering 3 credits
IMSC015 Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics 3 credits
IMSC016 Random Vibrations of Structures 3 credits
IMSC017 Behavior and Design of Steel Members 3 credits
IMSC018 Ground Improvement Techniques 3 credits
IMSC019 Slope Stability and Earth Retaining Structures 3 credits
IMSC020 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering I 3 credits
IMSC022 Special Topics in Structural Engineering I 3 credits
IMSC023 Special Topics in Structural Engineering II 3 credits
IMSC024 Advanced Applications of Structural Dynamics 3 credits
IMSC026 Economic Analysis and Financial Management in Engineering 3 credits
IMSC027 Fracture mechanics and fatigue 3 credits
IMSC028 Reliability Analysis in Civil Engineering 3 credits
IMSC029 Instrumentation Systems in Civil Engineering 3 credits
IMSC030 Constitutive Modelling in Soil Mechanics 3 credits
IMSC031 Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Members 3 credits

Elective Courses in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering (Choose six of the following)

IMSC003 Finite Element Method 3 credits
IMSC111 Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3 credits
IMSC116 Sediment Transport 3 credits
IMSC121 Municipal Solid Waste Management 3 credits
IMSC202 Environmental Chemistry 3 credits
IMSC211 Water and Wastewater Treatment: Principle and Application 3 credits
IMSC212 Water Pollution Control: Physical and Chemical Modeling 3 credits
IMSC214 Environmental Assessment and Planning: Computer Modeling 3 credits
IMSC215 Air Pollution Control 3 credits
IMSC217 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering 3 credits
IMSC218 Air Pollution Meteorology and Chemistry 3 credits
IMSC219 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering I 3 credits
IMSC220 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering II 3 credits
IMSC222 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering III 3 credits

The offer of elective courses would be determined according to the availability of academic staff and would be announced before enrollment.

IMSC999 Master Thesis