Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering is a Civil Engineering discipline which emphasizes analytical and experimental studies of the behavior of structures (e.g., buildings, bridges, and dams) under service loads (e.g., traffic) and environmental loads (e.g., wind and earthquake).

Emphasis is placed on response predictions or computations for these structures and their constituent materials (e.g., steel, reinforced concrete, and composites). Graduates of the program learn the nature of these loadings, both static and dynamic, with implications being drawn for design.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

Program Courses of Interest– Across all Civil Engineering graduate degree programs*

AME 522 | Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Vibrations, and Chaos Earthquake Engineering Electives
CE 507 | Mechanics of Solids I
CE 525b | Engineering Analysis
CE 529a | Finite Element Analysis
CE 536 | Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
CE 537 | Advanced Reinforced Concrete (or CE 539)
CE 539 | Advanced Steel Structures (or CE 537)
CE 541a | Dynamics of Structures
CE 543 | Stability of Structures
CE 546 | Structural Mechanics of Composite Materials
CSCI 455 | Introduction to Programming Systems Design

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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