Civil Engineering with Concentration in Structural Engineering, MSCivE

This program is designed for students with career goals in structural engineering and structural design. The program includes courses in structural analysis and design, structural mechanics, dynamics of structures, earthquake engineering, wind engineering, and structural health monitoring. The degree requirements include core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, complemented by electives in civil and environmental engineering, as well as electives from other departments such as mechanical and industrial engineering and mathematics.

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 8 SH 8 SH 8 SH
Restricted electives 12 SH 12 SH 12 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 12 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Structural Engineering with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Structural Engineering in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the 16-semester-hour curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry-based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32-semester-hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved structural engineering technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

CIVE 7330Advanced Structural Analysis4
CIVE 7331Structural Dynamics4

Options

Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 12 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.12

Report Option 

CIVE 8674Master’s Report4
Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.8

Thesis Option 

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 4 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.4

Course Lists

Restricted Elective List 

Structural Analysis 2
Prestressed Concrete Design
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Structural Systems)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring)
Seismic Analysis and Design
Structural Reliability
System Identification
Behavior of Concrete Structures
Behavior of Steel Structures
Wind Engineering
Advanced Bridge Design
Advanced Structural Mechanics

Other Elective List 

Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be taken as another elective.

Advanced Soil Mechanics
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Soil and Foundation Dynamics
Earthquake Engineering
Probability 1
Mathematical Statistics
Applied Statistics
Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials
Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics and Mechanical Vibration
Finite Element Method
Control Systems Engineering
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 2
Advanced Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers
Elasticity and Plasticity
Theory of Plates and Shells
Advanced Finite Element Method
Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis
Continuum Mechanics

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required