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PhD Civil Engineering

Catalog id : 0300
 Course Level
Full Time

9 Months
 Start month

 Tuition fee

31011.74 USD
15909.74 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Areas of Study:

Civil Engineering Materials; Environmental and Water Resources Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Mechanics; and Structural/Earthquake Engineering.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)
  • Applicants normally should have completed an M.S. degree program with at least a 3.25 grade-point average, and hold a B.S. degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent. Normally the M.S. degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Exceptional students, however, may be admitted to the Ph.D. program directly.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • 200. Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar
  • C204. Structure, Processing, and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
  • C205. Structure and Properties of Amorphous Civil Engineering Materials
  • 206. Modeling and Simulation of Civil Engineering Materials
  • 220. Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • 221. Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • 222. Introduction to Soil Dynamics
  • 223. Slope Stability and Earth Retention Systems
  • 224. Advanced Cyclic and Monotonic Soil Behavior
  • 225. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • 226. Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • 227. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • 228. Engineering Geology: Geologic Principles for Engineers
  • M230A. Linear Elasticity
  • M230B. Nonlinear Elasticity
  • M230C. Plasticity
  • 232. Theory of Plates and Shells
  • 233. Mechanics of Composite Material Structures
  • 234. Advanced Topics in Structural Mechanics
  • 235A. Advanced Structural Analysis
  • 235B. Finite Element Analysis of Structures
  • 235C. Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • 236. Stability of Structures I
  • M237A. Dynamics of Structures
  • 238. Computational Solid Mechanics
  • C239. Elementary Structural Dynamics
  • 241. Advanced Steel Structures
  • 242. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
  • 243A. Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements
  • 243B. Response and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structural Systems
  • 244. Structural Reliability
  • 245. Earthquake Ground Motion Characterization
  • 246. Structural Response to Ground Motions
  • 247. Earthquake Hazard Mitigation
  • 248. Probabilistic Structural Dynamics
  • 250A. Surface Water Hydrology
  • 250B. Groundwater Hydrology
  • 250C. Hydrometeorology
  • 250D. Water Resources Systems Engineering
  • 251A. Rainfall-Runoff Modeling
  • 251B. Contaminant Transport in Groundwater
  • 251C. Remote Sensing with Hydrologic Applications
  • 251D. Hydrologic Data Assimilation
  • 252. Engineering Economic Analysis of Water and Environmental Planning
  • 253. Mathematical Models for Water Quality Management
  • 254A. Environmental Aquatic Inorganic Chemistry
  • 255A. Physical and Chemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • 255B. Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • 258A. Membrane Separations in Aquatic Systems
  • 259B. Selected Topics in Water Resources
  • 260. Advanced Topics in Hydrology and Water Resources
  • 261. Colloidal Phenomena in Aquatic Systems
  • 261B. Advanced Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • M262A. Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
  • M262B. Atmospheric Diffusion and Air Pollution
  • 263A. Physics of Environmental Transport
  • 263B. Advanced Topics in Transport at Environmental Interfaces
  • 265A. Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems
  • 265B. Contaminant Transport in Soils and Groundwater
  • 266. Environmental Biotechnology
  • 267. Environmental Applications of Geochemical Modeling
  • C282. Rigid and Flexible Pavements: Design, Materials, and Serviceability
  •  296. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering
  • 297.Seminar: Current Topics in Civil Engineering
  • 298. Seminar: Engineering
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 495. Teaching Assistant Training Seminar
  • 596. Directed Individual or Tutorial Studies
  • 597A. Preparation for M.S. Comprehensive Examination
  • 597B. Preparation for Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations
  • 597C. Preparation for Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Examination
  • 598. Research for and Preparation of M.S. Thesis
  • 599. Research for and Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied through the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing throughout summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of your transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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