Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering

The graduate certificate in structural engineering program is appropriate for those who wish to gain specialized knowledge in one of the following tracks: earthquake engineering design of bridges and buildings, extreme event design of structures to resist the effects of accidental explosions and vehicular collision, concrete bridge design using the LRFD approach, or building design using the LRFD approach.

Students who successfully complete the certificate program may opt to continue towards a master's degree in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. All courses completed by the student in the graduate certificate program with a grade of B or better can be transferred to the master's degree program. 

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses in one selected track.

Earthquake Engineering Design

Required
CE 6202Methods of Structural Analysis
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 6404Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Earthquake Engineering Topics)

Concrete Bridge Design

Required
CE 6301Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6302Prestressed Concrete Structures
CE 6310Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Bridge Design Topics)

Extreme Event Design of Structures

Required
CE 6202Methods of Structural Analysis
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 8330Advanced Finite Element Analysis
CE 6800Special Topics ((Advanced Blast Resistant Topics)

Building Design

Required
CE 6310Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 6342Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
CE 6320Design of Metal Structures
CE 6800Special Topics (Advanced Building Design Topics)