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.

  • 12-657 Water Resources Systems Engineering 

  • 12-712 Sustainable Engineering Principles

  • 12-735 Urban Systems Modeling

  • 12-749 Climate Change Adaptation

  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management 

  • 12-766 Climate Change Science and Solutions 

  • 12-783 Geographic 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
  • 12-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment 

  • 12-740 Data Acquisition
  • 12-741 Data Management
  • 12-746 Introduction to Python Prototyping for Infrastructure Systems

  • 12-752 Data-Driven Building Energy Management 

  • 12-768 Decision Analytics for Business and Policy

  • 12-774 Foundations of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems  

  • 12-780 Advanced Python for Infrastructure Systems 

  • 19-707 Multiple Criteria Decision Making 

  • 90-789 Resilient & Sustainable Communities 

  • 90-798 Systems Analysis: Environmental Policy 


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