Carnegie Mellon University
Climate change impacts affect the operation and performance of a wide range of infrastructure and lead to the demand for new or modified designs, adaptation in management strategies, and new technologies. Effects on transportation, energy, building, and water systems, materials, and other infrastructure components are already occurring, and engineers need to design resilient infrastructure that will perform well over a multi-decadal service life.  

As a student in the Climate Change Adaptation for Infrastructure masters concentration, you will learn new skills and tools to meet the challenges of infrastructure in a changing climate including developing new solutions for resilience and designing cost-effective climate-ready infrastructure.

The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but our MS program is flexible and you should work with your academic advisors to tailor coursework that match your individual interests and career goals.

  • 12-735 Urban Systems Modeling
  • 12-749 Climate Change Adaptation for Infrastructure
  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management
  • 12-766 Climate Change Science and Solutions
  • 12-783 Geographical Information Systems

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The following crosscutting courses relate to this concentration and may be of interest for additional course work, depending on your individual goals.

  • 12-704 Probability and Estimation Methods for Engineering Systems
  • 12-706 Civil Systems Investment Planning
  • 12-712 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
  • 12-726 Fundamental Python Prototyping for Infrastructure Systems
  • 12-740 Data Acquisition
  • 12-741 Data Management
  • 12-747 Sustainable Buildings
  • 12-752 Data-Driven Building Energy Management
  • 12-768 Decision Analytics for Business and Policy
  • 12-780 Advanced Python and Web Prototyping for Infrastructure Systems
  • 19-638 Smart Grids and Future Electric Energy Systems
  • 19-653 Climate Change Mitigation

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

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All applications are submitted online through the CMU College of Engineering. For application information, visit our Admissions Information page.