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.

Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework may be included in the program with adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree. CAE 431 and CAE 432 do apply towards this program, except for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in conjunction with an Accelerated Master's of Engineering in Structural Engineering (where two of the three shared courses between the programs can include CAE 431 and CAE 432).


Required Core Courses (12)
CAE 503Advanced Structural Analysis3
CAE 518Advanced Reinforced Concrete3
CAE 525Advanced Steel Structures3
CAE 529Dynamics of Structures3
Major Elective Courses (9)
Select 9 credit hours from the list of courses below 19
Bridge and Structural Design3
Introduction to Wind and Earthquake Engineering3
Structural Analysis II3
Experimental Analysis of Structures3
Design of Masonry and Timber Structures3
Homeland Security Concerns in Engineering Systems3
Building Envelope Rehabilitation3
Advanced Bridge Engineering3
Mathematical Methods for Structural Engineering3
Structural Forensic Engineering3
Structural Model Analysis4
Statistical Analysis of Engineering Data3
Finite Element Method of Analysis3
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis3
Homeland Security Concerns in Building Designs3
Prestressed Concrete3
Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Bases of Design3
Seismic Design of Building and Bridge Structures3
General Elective Courses (9)
Select up to 9 credit hours of general electives 29
Total Credit Hours30

Minimum degree credits required: 30


Course substitutions can be made with advisor approval.


General electives can be taken from the major electives list or other courses in CAE, ARCH, EMGT, MMAE, or other disciplines with advisor approval.