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Graduate Program

Master of Science in Structural Engineering

Requirements:

The Master of Science in Structural Engineering incorporates depth in a balanced course distribution in structural analysis, mechanics, and design. A total of ten course credits must be taken to fulfill the requirements of the Master of Science degree. Students have the option of completing a thesis for two credits (thesis-option).

Requirements for non-thesis option: A full-time student can complete this option (MS-non-thesis) in one year.

  1. Foundations (two credits)

    • CEE-123 Advanced Structural Systems Analysis
    • CEE-105 Finite Element Analysis
    • CEE-106 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
    • CEE-227 Inelastic Analysis of Composite Materials
    • CEE-294 Reliability

  2. Structural Design (two credits)

    • CEE-124 Advanced Steel Design
    • CEE-125 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    • CEE-129 Bridge Design and Rehabilitation
    • CEE-146 Foundation Engineering

  3. Numerical Tools (one credit)

    • ES-101 Numerical Methods
    • ME-150 Applied Mathematics for Engineers

  4. Professional Practice (one credit)
    May be replaced by a technical elective with the consent of advisor.

  5. Seminars (One credit—0.5 credits per semester)

    • CEE-194 Research Seminars in Civil and Environmental Engineering

  6. Technical Electives: (three credits)
    Should be selected with the consent of academic advisor. Sample technical electives include but not limited to:

    • Courses from A-D listed above
    • CEE-126 Structural Stability
    • CEE-128 Structural Mechanics
    • CEE-147 Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
    • CEE-149 Earth Support Systems
    • CEE-194 Structural Health Monitoring
    • CEE-194 Experimental Methods
    • CEE-187 Geographic Information Systems

Requirements for thesis option: A full-time student is expected to complete this option (MS-thesis) in two years.

  1. Foundations (Three credits)

    • CEE-123 Advanced Structural Systems Analysis
    • CEE-105 Finite Element Analysis
    • CEE-106 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
    • CEE-227 Inelastic Analysis of Composite Materials
    • CEE-294 Reliability

  2. Thesis Research (2 course credits)

  3. Technical Electives (4 course credits)
    Should be selected with the consent of academic advisor. A sample of possible elective courses is provided above for the non-thesis option.

  4. Seminars (One credit—0.5 credits per semester)

    • CEE-194 Research Seminars in Civil and Environmental Engineering