Volgenau School Faculty and Staff:


We have just learned that SCHEV has approved our new Master of Engineering Degree in our Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department. The departmental announcement of the program is below. Please join me in congratulating Deborah Goodings and her faculty on this accomplishment.



CEIE Announcement:

We are pleased to announce final approval of the CEIE practice-oriented Master of Engineering (MEng) program.  Top engineering programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the University of California-Berkley, among others offer MEng or ME degrees in recognition that not all practicing engineers require research-oriented graduate study.   However, no U.S. Master’s program prior to this CEIE MEng offers a curriculum that strategically integrates advanced study in geotechnical, construction, and structural engineering into one graduate degree. The MEng program was created with substantial input from leading civil engineering practitioners for practicing engineering and construction professionals, and has been received with great interest.  MEng courses are offered in the spring 2012 schedule, and the final steps to open the application process will be complete shortly.


From: Deborah J. Goodings [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:36 PM
To: Lloyd Griffiths; Daniel A Menasce
Cc: Mike Casey; Jade T Perez
Subject: I forgot to mention this morning ... MEng approved by SCHEV


Lloyd, Danny,

I forgot to mention this morning at the Dean's Admin Council the excellent news that SCHEV approved our MEng application yesterday, for offering in spring 2012. 

Jade is urging the various university units which open up the application process, to put things in place as soon as possible, and she has agreed to hold open applications into December for us for US students this semester.  We have several engineers waiting to apply now, but we will be a little choosy to get the program off on the right foot.

Mike Casey took full charge of this effort that became exhausting, drawn out, and time intensive, with several significant revisions requested during the process.  To shepherd it to completion, he spent Monday and Tuesday in Richmond this week, to be on hand should any questions arise.  We can't thank him enough.

In addition to Mike, we are grateful to Danny, VSE, Robin Parker, Monica Osei, and the Provost for support in the process.

A happy ending with a program that has definitely attracted the attention of the civil engineering practice community, and we believe, establishes us as an original thinking, academically innovative department.  (Where innovation is tradition, of course)





Deborah J. Goodings, PhD, P.Eng, D. GE, F.ASCE

Dewberry Professor of Civil Engineering

Department Chair
Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering
Volgenau School of Engineering

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George Mason University  MSN-6C1, Fairfax, VA 22030

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