Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Structural Engineering 

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

 

Program Description   |   Curriculum   |   Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements   |   Graduate Degrees 

 

Program Description:

This certificate program is designed to provide formalized education in the area of contemporary structural engineering. As a student in the program, you have the option of taking courses that provide a more classical approach to the study of structural engineering and engineering mechanics. Courses in this certificate program cover analysis and design of structural systems.

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Admission Requirements:

This certificate program is open to all individuals who hold a bachelor's, master's or PhD degree and who have a minimum of 12 months of post-BS professional employment experience. Once admitted to the program, you must take four designated courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, you must have an average cumulative grade of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

Students are admitted to the certificate program on a non-matriculated basis; however, if you complete the four-course sequence with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, you can enroll in the master's program, if you so choose. The certificate credits you've taken will count toward your master’s degree. If you do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the course in the certificate program, you can take “bridge” courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.

Once admitted to the program, you are given three years to complete the program so long as you maintain a B average in the courses taken.

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Curriculum:

Structural Analysis Courses: choose one course from the following four:

  • CIV ENG 5203: Applied Mechanics in Structural Engineering (co-list ARCH ENG 5203)
  • CIV ENG 5205: Structural Analysis II (co-list ARCH ENG 5205)
  • CIV ENG 5207: Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (co-list ARCH ENG 5207)
  • CIV ENG 5208: Structural Dynamics (co-list ARCH ENG 5208)

Structural Design Courses: choose one course from the following four:

  • CIV ENG 5210: Advanced Steel Structures Design (co-list ARCH ENG 5210)
  • CIV ENG 5220: Advanced Concrete Structures Design (colist ARCH ENG 5220)
  • CIV ENG 5222: Prestressed Concrete Design (co-listARCH ENG 5222)
  • CIV ENG 5231: Infastructure Strengthening with Composites (co-list ARCH ENG 5231)

Structural System Courses: choose one course from the following four:

  • CIV / ARCH ENG 5206: Low-Rise Building Analysis and Design
  • CIV ENG 6213: Advanced Design in Steel and Lightweight Structures
  • AERO / MECH ENG 5234: Stability of Engineering Structures
  • ENG MGT 5314: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Combined Structural Courses: choose one course from the following twelve:

  • CIV ENG 5203: Applied Mechanics in Structural Engineering (co-list ARCH ENG 5203)
  • CIV ENG 5205: Structural Analysis II (co-list ARCH ENG 5205)
  • CIV ENG 5207: Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (co-list ARCH ENG 5207)
  • CIV ENG 5208: Structural Dynamics (co-list ARCH ENG 5208)
  • CIV ENG 5210: Advanced Steel Structures Design (co-list ARCH ENG 5210)
  • CIV ENG 5220: Advanced Concrete Structures Design (co-list ARCH ENG 5220)
  • CIV ENG 5222: Prestressed Concrete Design (co-list ARCH ENG 5222)
  • CIV ENG 5231: Infastructure Strengthening with Composites (co-list ARCH ENG 5231)
  • CIV / ARCH ENG 5206: Low-Rise Building Analysis and Design
  • CIV ENG 6213: Advanced Design in Steel and Lightweight Structures
  • AERO / MECH ENG 5234: Stability of Engineering Structures
  • ENG MGT 5314: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

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Course Descriptions:

Course description can be found in the catalog at catalog.mst.edu/graduate.

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Graduate Degrees

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Civil Engineering (MS) 
Environmental Engineering (MS)

(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).

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