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Construction, Energy, and Sustainable Infrastructure MSCE Degree Program

UW CEE’s Construction, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure (CESI) program was recently formed from the original Construction MSCE degree program. As the name implies, a wide range of specialization is allowed and includes construction, energy and sustainable infrastructure.


Graduates with MSCE degrees in CESI specialties enjoy careers in the construction industry (both vertical and heavy) as well as planning, designing and constructing either energy-related or sustainable infrastructure or both.

Program options and degree requirements

A total of 42 credits is required for all MSCE programs. The CESI Group offers both on-campus and online MSCE degrees programs. Master’s students enrolled in on-campus programs may take online courses as electives.

On-campus program:

CESI Master’s Program: Students may choose from three degree track options: thesis, research paper or coursework. View degree requirements.

Online programs:


Research track students engage in cutting-edge research with our diverse faculty on transportation and energy-related infrastructure challenges. Specific areas of focus include sustainable roads, power generation facilities, energy efficient buildings, social sustainability, engineering in developing communities and construction engineering. Sustainable community research is an increasing focus for the CESI Group and spans a wide range of topics including recent work with refugee settlements and their infrastructure needs.