Doctor of Civil Engineering (D.Sc) at AIU
The Doctor of Civil Engineering (D.Sc) helps students tailor a highly individualized program of study directed toward completion of a dissertation that is expected to make an important contribution in their selected area. Civil Engineering is a broadly based discipline that includes a variety of specialties in the areas of mechanics, structural engineering, construction materials, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and transportation engineering. The Civil Engineering program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced civil engineering graduates and professionals in the civil engineering arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process civil engineering skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.
AIU’s Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Civil Engineering will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in Civil Engineering:
Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Environmental Biological Processes
Viscoelasticity of Solids and Structures
Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Processes
Geotechnical Site Investigations
Transportation Demand Models
Construction Management Engineering
Traffic Engineering and Control
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
The fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree
Research Project in Civil Engineering:
Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Civil Engineering graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
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