Online Master of Civil Engineering

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Online Master of Civil Engineering in Pavements in Materials

Online Learning

Going back to school has never been easier. Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education offers courses leading to the degree of Master of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in pavements and materials, bringing our expertise directly to you. Ranked 12th in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Online Engineering Programs, this on-campus equivalent combines traditional instruction with modern delivery methods to offer graduate degrees beyond Auburn’s campus.

About the Program

The program is structured to advance the working engineer’s knowledge and skills in the rapidly changing field of pavement engineering. Engineers in the pavements and materials area are responsible for roadway design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. Pavements – a primary component of transportation infrastructure – are engineered with a strong understanding of materials behavior, mechanistic principles and construction details.

At a Glance

  • - The program does not require a thesis.
  • - Students attending courses online receive the same professors as their on-campus peers.
  • - Students can access lectures online through a live feed or at their convenience via streaming video.
  • - Online schedule allows for flexibility to maintain a career while completing the program.


Pavement engineering courses are taught by Auburn’s outstanding civil engineering faculty and research professors from the National Center for Asphalt Technology.


Students have up to six years to complete 30 semester hours of online graduate-level classes, which may include a three-credit hour civil engineering project.

Course work may include:

  • - CIVL 6816 Pavement Design and Construction
  • - CIVL 6826 Design and Production of Asphalt Paving Mixtures*
  • - CIVL 7826 Advanced Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
  • - CIVL 7846 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation
  • - CIVL 7866 Pavement Construction
  • - CIVL 7870 Advanced Characterization of Pavement Materials*
  • - CIVL 7976 Sustainable Pavements / Infrastructure

*Requires a week-long lab at the National Center for Asphalt Technology

Courses in areas such as concrete materials, geotechnical, engineering, transportation, and other related subjects are also available online. A plan of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a similar field from an accredited institution and must take the GRE prior to entering the graduate online program. Engineering students who hold a bachelor’s degree or post-baccalaureate degree may apply as a non-degree student for personal development, to obtain certification or recertification, to pursue a graduate certificate, or to take a limited number of courses prior to enrolling in a graduate degree program.

An online application should be completed at least 60 days before the semester starts. Additional submissions are required, including a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and college transcripts. Non-degree applicants must submit an application and official transcript showing the highest degree earned.

Contact Us

Benjamin F. Bowers, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Fabricio Leiva, Asst. Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology
Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education