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What is Automation in Civil Infrastructure?

Automation in Civil Infrastructure focuses on advancing all aspects of civil infrastructure including construction and operation, and its interaction with its environment and humans by harnessing developments in automation, robotics, manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI).

Examples of research areas in this track include, without being limited to, construction 3D printing; robotic construction and assembly; AI, robotics and augmented reality in infrastructure design, construction, maintenance and management; additive manufacturing (AM) of metamaterials for civil infrastructure applications; AM with sustainable materials, such as bio-composites; smart structures and sensing; autonomous vehicles and infrastructure; human-infrastructure interaction. Courses for students pursuing this track will be determined by the Ph.D. committee and the student to best benefit the student and their specific doctoral research.

Degree Information

Students can earn Ph.D. degree in the Automation in Civil Infrastructure track.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is a research-oriented degree requiring a minimum of 64 semester credit hours of approved courses and research beyond the Master of Science (M.S.) degree [96 credit hours beyond the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree]. The university places limitations on these credit hours in addition to the requirements of the Department of Civil Engineering.

A complete discussion of all university requirements is found in the current Texas A&M University Graduate Catalog.