MSCE Structural Mechanics

Area of Emphasis - Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or must take sequence of required undergraduate courses first.

Required for Degree: 32 credits total – 24 credits coursework, 6 credits thesis, 2 credits seminar.

Required of All Master's Students:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CE 691 Seminar (2 semesters, 1 credit each) 2
CE 599 Thesis – Major Advisor 6


Suggested Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CE 501 or ME 501 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3
CE 502 Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics 3
CE 521 Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering 3
CE 562* Foundation Engineering I 3


Structures Electives:

Course Number Course Name Credits
Math 312** Partial Differential Equations for Engineering 3
ME 512 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics 3
ME 540 Elasticity 3
CE 506 Prestressed Concrete 3
CE 511 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CE 513 Timber and Masonry Design 3
CE 518 Theory of Structural Stability 3
CE 524 Structural Design in Metals 3
CE 538 Sustainable Engineering 3
CE 548 Fuzzy Logic and Applications 3
CE 551 Problems 1 - 3
CE 567 Foundation Engineering II 3
CE 571 Sustainable Design and Construction 3
CE 578 Design of Temporary Support Structures 3

*CE 360L is a prerequisite for CE 562.

**Available for graduate credit except for graduate majors in the department.

Students must work with their faculty advisor to identify other appropriate elective courses for this degree program.

Note: Course offerings are subject to change each semester based on enrollment and instructor availability.