March 6, 2011 | | Leave a comment The New Jersey Institute of Technology recently announced the launch of an online masters degree in civil engineering. Officials said that students who choose to follow this track can specialize in leadership and management. The program also offers two graduate certificate options in construction management and project management. They added that the online program is designed for individuals who are focused on solving civil engineering problems and playing a vital role in improving the quality of life for the 21st century. The curriculum can be completed in two years, while certificates can be finished in one year. "Today’s civil engineers are problem solvers, taking leading roles in meeting the critical needs and challenges of resilient and sustainable infrastructures, pollution, traffic congestion, water supply and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning," Taha Marhaba, department chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the school, told the news source. Officials added that the online masters degree program consists of 30 total credits, which will equip students with the knowledge to face today's most challenging civil engineering issues. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for civil engineers are expected to increase by 24 percent over the next seven years.