Public Works (Infrastructure Engineering and Management) (M.P.W.)

The Master of Engineering in Public Works (M.P.W.) degree is the most widely recognized educational credential for professionals engaged in public works and infrastructure engineering and management. This program is offered in cooperation with Illinois Tech’s Master of Public Administration program.

Course offerings will prepare students for careers as public works managers, engineers, and planners with an understanding of the engineering principles to manage and protect infrastructure design, construction, and operations.

Students are encouraged to select electives in the areas of construction management, geotechnical engineering, public administration, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.
 

Please note that some programs designated as online require in-person coursework such as lab, classroom participation, or a thesis. As such, all courses will be offered fully online for the fall 2020 semester, however, some courses in subsequent semesters may require in-person attendance.

Program Overview

Gain knowledge for careers as public works managers, engineers, and planners, and understand the engineering principles to manage and protect infrastructure design, construction, and operations.

Select electives within construction management, geotechnical engineering, public administration, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate public works program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Public works director
  • City engineer
  • Senior municipal engineer

The Master of Engineering in Public Works curriculum is offered in cooperation with Illinois Tech’s Master of Public Administration program. Coursework will prepare students for careers as public works managers, engineers, and planners with an understanding of the engineering principles to manage and protect infrastructure design, construction, and operations.

No thesis or comprehensive exam is required for completion of the degree.

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Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any deficiency course requirements.