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Engineering - Resilient Infrastructure Systems

University of Georgia

48 months
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The Engineering - Resilient Infrastructure Systems Emphasis program at University of Georgia focuses on innovative solutions that help communities, businesses, and governments mitigate risks associated with environmental change, extreme weather and climate-related events by rethinking, transforming, and adapting infrastructure systems to strengthen economic, environmental, and social resilience.  


The Engineering - Resilient Infrastructure Systems Emphasis program from University of Georgia 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.  

Key Features 

  • 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.
  • Requirements for the Ph.D. in Engineering with Emphasis in Resilient Infrastructure Systems further expand on those of the Ph.D. in Engineering. These include a minimum of 72 credit hours in the student’s program of study beyond the B.S. degree.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a B.S. and M.S. (for Ph.D. applicants) with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program or program in a related field.  
  • The average undergraduate GPA and graduate GPA of recent accepted students is 3.4 and 3.6, respectively. Average Quantitative GRE scores of recent accepted students range near the 80th percentile.  
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are not more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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