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Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering provides students with the knowledge needed to design the built environment. Students learn how buildings and bridges may be designed to resist the forces imposed upon them by external loads, gravity, wind, and earthquakes. Up-to-date computer-aided design techniques and the latest national building codes dealing with steel, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, and masonry structures are treated.

Core Courses

(13 credit-hours)

CAE 503 - Advanced Structural Theory and Design
CAE 514 - Mathematical Methods for Structural Engineering
CAE 518 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CAE 525 - Advanced Steel and Composite Structures

Elective Courses

(19 credit-hours)

Group A (at least 13 credit-hours):
CAE 408 - Bridge and Structural Design
CAE 410 - Intro to Wind & Earthquake Engineering
CAE 420 - Intro to Dynamics of Structures
CAE 430 - Probability Concepts in CE
CAE 442 - Finite Element Methods in Framed Structures
CAE 504 - Seismic Retrofit & Earthquake Hazard Reduction
CAE 506 - Bldg Envelope Rehab Engineering
CAE 508 - Bridge Inspection, Rehab, Repair and Management
CAE 520 - Buckling of Structures
CAE 522 - Structural Model Analysis
CAE 530 - Finite Element Method of Analysis
CAE 534 - Computational Tech in Finite Element Analysis
CAE 535 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
CAE 551 - Prestressed Concrete
CAE 560 - Plastic Methods
CAE 561 - Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Bases of Design
CAE 582 - Structural Wind & Earthquake Engineering
CAE 583 - Performance-Based Structural and Seismic Design
CAE 586 - Seismic Design of Buildings and Bridges
CAE 597 - Special Problems

Up to 6 credit hours Any 400 or 500 level courses offered by the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering or outside the department with the consent of the advisor.