• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12346
    Tuition (Semester)
    12346
    Tuition (Semester)
    4352
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English
    Language

About

Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions, recover from threats, and thrive in the future. The Resilient Infrastructure Systems program focuses on innovative solutions that help communities, businesses, and governments mitigate risks – and seize opportunities – associated with environmental change, extreme weather and climate-related events by rethinking, transforming, and adapting infrastructure systems to strengthen economic, environmental, and social resilience.  

This PhD in Engineering - Resilient Infrastructure Systems Emphasis is offered by The University of Georgia. The program offers students the opportunity to conduct integrative research focused on built and natural infrastructure systems related to transportation, environment and water, energy, and food, and their interconnections.  

Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from UGA’s extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines, earth and atmospheric sciences, environmental design, ecology, public health, law and policy, and the social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • Advanced Structural Analysis 
  • Design of Bridges
  • Pavement Design
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis 
  • Advanced Strength of Materials 
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Geomechanics 
  • Soil Improvement 
  • Mixing & Transport 
  • Jets & Plumes 
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy in Nature, Civilization and Engineering
  • Energy Systems and the Environment
  • Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
  • HVAC Systems for Buildings and Industry
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • Physical Oceanography 
  • Estuarine and Coastal Oceanography
  • Quantitative Methods in Marine Science 
  • Ocean Waves 
  • Modeling Marine Sys 
  • Hillslope Hydrology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Completion of a B.S. and M.S. with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program or program in a related field
  • Official undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Additional requirements may be applicable for admission to discipline-specific MS and and Ph.D Emphasis Areas offered through the College’s schools
  • Exceptional and highly motivated students with a B.S. degree who have not completed an M.S. degree may apply for direct admission to a Ph.D. program provided they have demonstrated research experience. The student’s desire and suitability to enter a Ph.D. program should be clearly articulated in their statement of purpose and in accompanying letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • USD 12346 International
  • USD 12346 National
  • USD 4352 In-State
In-state residents (local) tuition fees are $ 4,352
Out-of-state residents non-residents are $12,346

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.