Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering

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These master of engineering programs are course-only, professionally oriented degree programs that permit a concentration in preparation for engineering practice. Admission requirements to these programs are the same as those for the master of science program. Candidates in these programs must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, up to three of which may be a special project course—CAE 597 or ENVE 597. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework (except CAE 431 and CAE 432) may be included in the master of engineering program with prior adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree.

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.


Core Courses (13)
MMAE 501Engineering Analysis I3
or CAE 514 Mathematical Methods for Structural Engineering
CAE 503Advanced Structural Analysis3
CAE 518Advanced Reinforced Concrete3
CAE 525Advanced Steel and Composite Structures4
General Electives (19)
Select 19 credit hours19
Total Credit Hours32