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Free Electives

Free Electives in MS Structural Engineering Program

Select additional courses from the list of breadth electives and from course offerings from the engineering and engineering-related disciplines that contribute to coherent program of study. 

The following groupings are of courses to consider if your interest, whether in practice or in research, falls in these general areas. Please note that there are not concentrations (majors or minors) in the SEG graduate program. These groupings are simply suggestions tied to areas of interest.

Suggested Seminars

Race in Technology                                                                 CEE151B 1 Winter Edwards
Race  in Medicine CEE151C 1   Spring Edwards
Race in Science COMM51A 1 Autumn Edwards  

Advanced Materials

Mechanics of Composites AA256 3 Winter Chang
Damage and Failure Mechanics of Structural Systems CEE305 3-4 Spring Lepech
Experimental Stress Analysis ME348 3 Autumn Nelson
Mechanical Properties of Materials MATSCI208 3-4 Spring

Dauskardt

Fracture and Fatigue of Materials and Thin Film Structures MATSCI358 3 Winter Dauskardt

Analysis and Computation

Introduction to Sensing Networks for CEE CEE255 3-4 Spring Rajagopal
Wind Engineering for Sustainable Cities CEE261C 3 Spring Gorle

Advanced Structural Analysis

CEE280 3-4 Autumn Deierlein
Mechanics and Finite Elements CEE281 3 Winter Borja
Nonlinear Structural Analysis CEE282 3-4 Winter Deierlein
Structural Dynamics CEE283 3-4 Winter Law
Finite Element Methods in Structural Dynamics CEE284 3-4 Autum Law
Structural Monitoring CEE286 3-4 Winter Noh
Damage and Failure Mechanics of Structural Systems CEE305 3-4 Spring Lepech
Computational Poromechanics CEE314 3 2021-2022 Borja
Plasticity Modeling and Computation CEE315 3 Spring Borja
Finite Element Analysis ME335A 3 Spring Lew
Finite Element Analysis ME335B 3 2021-2022 Staff
Finite Element Analysis ME335C 3 2021-2022 Staff

Earthquake Engineering

Nonlinear Structural Analysis CEE282 3-4 Winter Deierlein
Structural Dynamics CEE283 3-4 Winter Law
Advanced Structural Concrete Behavior and Design CEE285A 3-4 Autumn Douglas
Advanced Structural Steel Behavior and Design CEE285B 3-4 Spring Miranda
Structural Monitoring CEE286 3-4 Winter Noh
Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction CEE287 3 Spring Miranda
Introduction to Performance Based Earthquake Engineering CEE288 3-4 Winter Kiremidjian
Earthquake Seismology GEOPHYS287 3-5 2021-2022 Dunham

 

Forensic Engineering

Mechanics and Finite Elements CEE281 3 Winter Borja
Nonlinear Structural Anaysis CEE282 3-4 Winter

Deierlein

Structural Monitoring CEE286 3-4 Winter Noh
Managing Critical Infrastructure CEE297M 2 Spring McCann
Structural Performance and Failures CEE290 2 Spring Moncarz
Damage and Failure Mechanics of Structural Systems CEE305 3-4 Spring Lepech
Experimental Stress Analysis ME348 3 Autumn Nelson

Geomechanics

See Master of Science in Geomechanics for detailed information regarding Geomechanics course offerings.

Risk and Reliability Engineering

Probabilistic Models in Civil Engineering CEE203 3-4 Autumn Baker
Structural Reliability CEE204 3-4 Winter Baker
Decision Analysis for Civil and Environmental Engineers CEE206 3 Summer

Kiremidjian

Data Analytics for Physical Systems CEE254 3-4 Autumn Noh
Applied Data Analysis Uncertainty Quantification CEE267 3 2021-2022 Staff
Intro to Performance Based Earthquake Engineering CEE288 3-4 Winter Kiremidjian
Random Vibrations CEE289 3-4 2021-2022 Baker
Engineering Risk Analysis MS&E250A 3 Winter Pate-Cornell
Decision Analysis I: Foundation of Decision Analysis MS&E252 3-4 Winter Shachter

Sensing and Data Analytics

Data Analytics for Physical Systems                                                                          CEE254 3-4  Autumn      Noh               
Introduction to Sensing Networks for CEE CEE255 3-4 Spring Rajagopal
Structural Monitoring CEE286 3-4 Winter Noh
Data Analytics for Urban Systems CEE322 3 Autumn Rajagopal
Networks Analysis for Urban Systems CEE345 3 2021-2022 Jain
Introduction to Sensors ME220 4 Spring Kenny
Digital Signal Processing

EE264

3-4 Winter  Summer Mujica
Machine Learning CS229 3-4

Autumn
Spring
Summer

Avati
Data Mining and Analysis STATS202 3 Summer Taylor
Modern Applied Statistics: Learning STATS315A 3 Winter Tibshirani

Structural and Geotechnical Design and Consulting

Wind Engineering for Sustainable Cities CEE261C 3 Spring Gorle
Mechanics and Finite Elements CEE281 3 Winter Borja
Nonlinear Structural Analysis CEE282 3-4 Winter Deierlein
Advanced Structural Concrete Behavior and Design CEE285A 3-4 Autumn Douglas
Advanced Structural Steel Behavior and Design CEE285B 3-4 Spring Miranda
Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction CEE287 3-4 Spring Miranda
Foundations and Earth Structures CEE293 3 Winter Wren
Computer Integrated Architecture/
Engineering/Construction
CEE222A 3 Winter Fruchter
Computer Integrated Architecture/
Engineering/Construction
CEE222B 2 Spring Fruchter

Urban Resilience

Shaping the Future of the Bay Area CEE218X 3-5 Autumn Ouyang/
Suckale
Intro to Urban System Engineering CEE243 3 2021-2022 Jain
Introduction to Sensing Networks CEE255 3-4 Spring Rajagopal
Wind Engineering for Sustainable Cities CEE261C 3 Spring Gorle
Structural Monitoring CEE286 3-4 Winter Noh
Intro to Performance-Based Engineering CEE288 3-4 Winter Kiremidjian
Managing Critical Infrastructure CEE297M 2 Spring McCann
Network Analysis for Urban Systems CEE345 3 2021-2022 Jain
Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering CEE385 3-4 2021-2022 Miranda
Data Science for Geoscience Energy240 3 Winter Staff
Engineering Risk Analysis MS&E250A 3 Winter Pate-Cornell
Sustainable Cities URBANST164
EARTHSYS160
4-5 Autumn Chan

Example non-engineering courses suitable as elective units

  • ECON 135: Finance for Non-MBAs 
  • ECON 140: Introduction to Financial Economics
  • ESS 164: Fundamentals of GIS
  • GEOPHYS 190: Near-Surface Geophysics
  • GEOPHYS 287: Earthquake Seismology
  • STATS 195: Introduction to R 
  • STATS 200: Introduction to Statistical Inference
  • STATS 202: Data Mining and Analysis

Other comparable courses may be suitable as elective units, subject to approval from your advisor. Courses unrelated to the profession or practice of structural engineering are not suitable.