Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering aims to train professional civil engineers in providing solutions to contemporary issues on sustainability and disaster risk.

The Department boasts a faculty roster of nine full-time PhD degree holders, up-to-date research equipment and facilities, numerous library resources, and state-of-the-art civil engineering software. The Department has very strong linkages with Japanese and Asean universities, especially in collaborative research and training.

A laboratory is dedicated to each of its specializations. Each features equipment such as total station equipment for surveying, direct shear apparatus, oedometer apparatus, universal multi-purpose testing machine for soils, UTM, load and displacement transducers, data loggers for structures, and hydrology apparatus, fluid channel, and fluid friction apparatus for water.

State-of-the-art software such as ETABS, SAP2000, CSI, Section Builder and other ACECOMS software for structural engineering, Primavera for construction technology and management, STELLA software for systems modelling, and EMME3, DYNAMEQ, JICA STRADA3, HCS+7F and ARCGIS for transportation planning and engineering, MAPINFO for geotechnical engineering are available in the computer laboratories.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (with Thesis Option)


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering offers 30 academic units in addition to a research thesis equivalent to 6 units. Scholarships are available for qualified MSCE students. The following is the distribution of the course requirements:

Methods of Research 3 units
Advanced Mathematics 6 units
Major Subjects 15 units
Cognates / electives 6 unit
Thesis 6 units
Orientation for Non-DLSU graduates (1 unit)
Total 36 units

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (with Non-Thesis Option)


The Masters in Civil Engineering program offers 42 academic units with 6 units of practicum. The following is the distribution of the course requirements:

Foundation subjects 12 units
Methods of Research 3 units
Advanced Mathematics 6 units
Major subjects 15 unit
Cognates / electives 6 units
Practicum 6 unit
Orientation for Non-DLSU graduates (1 unit)
Total 48 units

PhD in Civil Engineering


The PhD Program in Civil Engineering offers five fields of specialization, namely: Construction Technology and Management; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Planning and Engineering; and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering. Under these, the program offers two integrative courses: Sustainable Infrastructures for the Natural and Built Environment and Natural Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management. PhD students are each assigned an adviser.

Students with a non-thesis Master of Engineering degree will be required an independent and supervised research work (Directed Research), to be conducted for two terms or six months, equivalent to 6 units of enrolment. This is to assess the capability of the student to conduct research prior to acceptance to the PhD program.

Graduates of Master of Science in Civil Engineering graduate (thesis program) can enrol directly to the PhD Program upon submission of requirements. The curriculum of the PhD program is composed of 30 units of coursework and dissertation, summarized as follows:

Specialization Courses 12 units
Philosophy Course 3 units
Seminar 3 units
Dissertation 12 units
Orientation for Non-DLSU graduates (1 unit)
Total 30 units

Contact Information

Civil Engineering Department
Gokongwei College of Engineering
Velasco Hall
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila
Philippines

Tel. Nos.: (632) 524-4611 loc 226 (trunk line)
E-mail: Chair CE