Master’s Degree in Science (PLAN I)

This option requires taking thirty (30) credits in total to complete the Master’s degree. At least twenty-four (24) credits will be in courses and at most six (6) credits in thesis. The thesis is a basic research that concludes with a contribution to knowledge in Civil Engineering.

Academic requirements to grant a degree in Plan I

  1. Have an approved thesis proposal.
  2. Carry out the research and prepare the thesis.
  3. Pass the oral thesis defense examination.
  4. File, in the Office of Graduate Studies, two final copies of the approved thesis with signature from all the members of the Examining Committee.
  5. Pass a minimum of thirty (30) credits as follows:
    • a maximum of nine (9) credits of advanced undergraduate level.
    • a minimum of twenty-one (21) graduate-level credits, including up to six (6) thesis credits.
    • a minimum of six (6) credits outside the study area, but in related areas.

Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (PLAN II)

This option requires taking at least twenty-seven (27) credits in courses plus three (3) credits in engineering projects. As a regular graduate student, you can take a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester in courses, with the possibility of completing the degree in two years (for more information see the academic regulations). The project is an application of known methodologies to a major problem of Civil Engineering.

Academic requirements to grant a degree in Plan II

  1. Have an approved project proposal.
  2. Carry out the investigation and prepare the corresponding project report.(c) Pass the oral defense examination of the project report.(d) File in the Office of Graduate Studies two final copies of the project report, approved by signature of all the members of the Examining Committee.3. Pass a minimum of thirty credits as follows:
    • a maximum of nine credits of advanced undergraduate level.
    • a minimum of twenty-one graduate credits, including up to six project credits.
    • a minimum of six credits outside the study area, but in related areas.

Master’s Degree in Engineering without Thesis or Project (PLAN III)

This option requires taking at least thirty-six (36) credits in courses and passing a comprehensive written exam in the area of ​​specialty at the end of studies.

Academic requirements to grant a degree in Plan III

  1. Pass a minimum of thirty-six (36) credits as follows:
    • a maximum of nine (9) credits of advanced undergraduate level.
    • a minimum of twenty-seven (27) credits of graduate level.
    • a minimum of six (6) credits outside the study area, but in related areas.
    • a minimum of twenty-one (21) credits in the specialty area.
  2. Pass a comprehensive written exam on the subjects covered in the Study Plan, where the ability to integrate the knowledge acquired is verified. The exam will be administered and graded by the student’s graduate committee. It will be offered to the student during his / her last semester. A total of two opportunities will be allowed to pass the exam. In the event that the student requires a second exam, the second grade will be final. The regulation of the examination in terms of duration, procedure and content is established by the Departmental Graduate Committee. (See the procedure to prepare and offer the final exam under the option of Master’s Program III)