Civil Engineering Industry Quick Look
Structural Engineering – Explore the application of advanced structural engineering theory, structural analysis, and material dynamics. Participate in advanced design courses that emphasize both material-specific building limit state behavior, as well as building code interpretation for timber, masonry, precast concrete, RC buildings, and structural steel.
- More than 300,000 professionals in today’s workforce
- More than 30,000 positions to be added in next decade
- Average annual salary: $83,540
- Industries include:
- State and local government
- Nonresidential building construction
1Bureau of Labor Statistics
Online MSCE—Structures Program Featured Courses
CEE 4201 MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 Credits
Analysis of trusses and frames by the direct stiffness method. Use of a typical commercial computer code is stressed as a tool for complex structures. Introduces three-dimensional structures.
CEE 5202 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS 3 Credits
Introduction to the use of finite element methods in structural analysis. Covers the finite element formulation, 1- and 2-D elements, including isoparametric elements, axisymmetric analysis, plate and shell elements, dynamics, buckling, and nonlinear analysis.
CEE 5241 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS 3 Credits
Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped single degree of freedom systems. Multiple degree-of-freedom systems, including shear buildings and frames. Basic seismic design.
To view a full list of courses and their descriptions, please download a program guide.
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