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Core Structural Engineering Courses and Breadth Electives

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Core Courses

The following list contains core structural engineering courses that must be taken by all students. A total of 30 units must be completed from any of the Core Courses or Breadth Electives. Asterisk (*) denotes a suggested choice; dagger (†) denotes a required course that must be taken unless a waiver is obtained from the professor.

1. Analysis (2 courses required)

Advanced Structural Analysis CEE280 Autumn Deierlein
Structural Dynamics CEE283 Winter Law
Mechanics and Finite Elements CEE281 Winter Borja
Nonlinear Structural Analysis CEE282 Winter Deierlein
Finite Element Methods in Structural Dynamics CEE284 Autumn Law

2. Design (1 course required)

Advanced Structural Concrete Behavior and Design CEE285A* Autumn Douglas
Advanced Structural Steel Behavior and Design CEE285B* Winter Miranda
Materials for Sustainable Built Environments CEE223 Winter Douglas
Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction CEE287 Spring Miranda

3. Mechanics (1 course required)

Solid Mechanics CEE291* Autumn Linder
Mechanics and Finite Elements CEE281* Winter Borja
Damage and Failure Mechanics of Structural Systems CEE305 Spring Lepech

4. Risk and statistical modeling (1 course required)

Probabilistic Models in Civil Engineering CEE203* Autumn Baker
Structural Reliability CEE204 Not Offered Kiremidjian
Data Analytics for Physical Systems CEE254 Autumn Noh
Decision Analysis for Civil and Environmental Engineers CEE206 Summer Kiremidjian
Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis CEE288 Winter Baker

Breadth Electives

Computer Integrated Architecture/ Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) CEE222A Winter Fruchter
Computer Integrated Architecture/ Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) CEE222B Spring Fruchter
Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems CEE226 Autumn


Physics of Wind CEE261A Winter Gorle
Structural Monitoring CEE286 Winter Noh
Structural Performance and Failures CEE290 Spring


Regional Seismic Risk Analysis and Risk Management CEE296 Not Offered Baker
Computational Solid Mechanics CEE310 2023-2024 Linder
Foundations and Earth Structures CEE293 Winter Wren
Computational Poromechanics CEE314 2023-2024 Borja
Plasticity Modeling and Computation CEE315 Spring Borja
Managing Critical Infrastructure CEE297M Spring McCann
Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering CEE385 Autumn Miranda

Free Electives

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. See the Suggested Courses by Areas of Interest for more courses.