# 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).

##### 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.

## Program Requirements

## For Students Starting Fall 2019 or later

A minimum of 28 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree.

- Complete Required Courses
- The rest of units are selected from pre-approved electives, after consultation with the faculty advisor.
**At least 2/3 of the units applied to the degree must be at the 500-level or above. Learn more.**

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

## For Students Who Started Prior to Fall 2019

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
**At least 2/3 of the units applied to the degree must be at the 500-level or above. Learn more.**

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

### Required Courses

**CE 507:**Mechanics of Solids**CE 529a:**Finite Element Analysis**CE 526:**Engineering Mathematical Methods**CE 541a:**Dynamics of Structures

**Choose One of** the following courses in structural design:

**CE 537:**Advanced Reinforced Concrete**CE 539:**Advanced Steel Structures

#### Electives

**Reminder: at least 2/3 of the units applied to the degree must be at the 500-level or above. Learn more.**

Beyond the required courses (above) the rest of your course work should be selected from the per-approved electives to reach the minimum of 28 units to complete this degree.

###### 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 Structures

###### Solid 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 Materials

###### Dynamics and Vibrations

**CE 459: **Introduction to Structural Dynamics

** CE 541b: **Dynamics of Structures

** AME 522: **Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Vibrations, and Chaos

###### Geotechnical 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 Structures

###### Mathematics

**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 Computation

###### Earthquake 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 Solids

###### Computer Science

**CE 402: **Computer Methods in Engineering

** CE 409ab: **Computer Aided Design

** CSCI 455x: **Introduction to Programming Systems Design

Subject 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