Courses & Curriculum

Degree Requirements

To earn the online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management, you must successfully complete 15 courses, earning a total of 45 credits. This includes a required capstone project that students participate in during the final two quarters of the program, worth a total of 6 credits.


The program curriculum incorporates a wide range of topics, which can be divided into four course types.

  • Core Courses that cover key concepts related to infrastructure systems thinking, strategic planning and policy analysis, climate change and financial planning (four courses)
  • Methods Courses that focus on processes related to emergency management, geographic information systems, epidemiology, and risk analysis and business continuity (four courses)
  • Systems Courses that deal with components and characteristics that make up infrastructure systems for food, water, energy, public health, communications and transportation (six courses, of which students choose five)
  • Capstone Courses that involve research into a real-world problem (two courses)

Course Sequence

Capstone Project

During the last two quarters of the program, students gain practical experience through a capstone project. This project presents a special opportunity for students to synthesize what they learned in the program, conduct research and apply it to a real-world problem, and network in a particular area of the infrastructure field. For more details, see the Capstone Project page.

Single Course Enrollment

Students are allowed to take individual courses without enrolling in the full degree program. Students must apply for each course and enrollment is on a space-available basis. Credit for these courses can later be applied toward the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management under certain conditions. See the Single Course Enrollment page for details.