MSCE Structural Engineering
About
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Structural Engineering deals with 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).
The MSCE in Structural Engineering:
 Emphases response predictions or computations for these structures and their constituent materials (e.g., steel, reinforced concrete, and composites).
 Examines the nature of structural loadings, both static and dynamic, with implications for design.
 Is supported by experimental facilities in structural engineering
Program Requirements

A minimum of 27 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree. 15 units of required courses
 12 units of elective courses selected after consultation with an academic adviser
For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisites:
 A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.
 Students with a degree in Mathematics or Physics may be required to take additional engineering courses covering the basics of strength of materials, structural analysis and design.
Required Courses (15 units)
CE 507: Mechanics of Solids
CE 529a: Finite Element Analysis
One of the following courses in structural design: CE 537: Advanced Reinforced Concrete or CE 539: Advanced Steel Structures
CE 541a: Dynamics of Structures
CE 526: Engineering Mathematical Methods
Electives (12 units)
Structural Mechanics and Structural Design
CE 456: Design of Steel Structures
CE 457: Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 458: Theory of Structures II
CE 478: Timber and Masonry Design
CE 528: Seismic Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridges
CE 529b: Finite Element Analysis
CE 530: Nonlinear Mechanics
CE 536: Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
CE 538: Prestressed Concrete
CE 540: Limit Analysis of Structures
CE 542: Theory of Plates
CE 544: Theory of Shell StructuresSolid Mechanics
CE 507: Mechanics of Solids I
CE 508: Mechanics of Solids II
CE 509: Mechanics of Solids III
CE 542: Theory of Plates
CE 543: Stability of Structures
CE 544: Theory of Shell Structures
CE 546: Structural Mechanics of Composite MaterialsDynamics and Vibrations
CE 459: Introduction to Structural Dynamics
CE 541b: Dynamics of Structures
AME 522: Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Vibrations, and ChaosGeotechnical Engineering
CE 467L: Geotechnical Engineering
CE 482: Foundation design
CE 531: Soil Mechanics
CE 532: Principles of Foundation Engineering
CE 533: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
CE 534: Design of Earth StructuresMathematics
CE 525: Engineering Mathematical Analysis
AME 575: Advanced Engineering Analysis
AME 576: Advanced Engineering Analytical Methods
Math 471: Topics in Linear Algebra
Math 501: Numerical Analysis and ComputationEarthquake Engineering
CE 535: Earthquake Engineering: Strong Motion Studies
CE 536: Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
CE 541ab: Dynamics of Structures
CE 547: Earthquake Engineering: Response to Structures
CE 565: Wave Propagation in SolidsComputer Science
CE 402: Computer Methods in Engineering
CE 409ab: Computer Aided Design
CSCI 455x: Introduction to Programming Systems DesignSubject to the approval of an adviser, additional courses may be taken in Structural Engineering or from related fields such as:
 Mechanical Engineering
 Aerospace Engineering
 Electrical Engineering