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The certificate program enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the area of construction management, structural engineering, and water resources by learning the most up-to-date theory and techniques used in practice. 

The certificate program offers an opportunity for practicing engineers to enhance their skills without necessarily completing a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit-hours).

 

Construction Management

The objective of the certificate program is to allow students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the area of Construction Engineering and Management, while learning the most up-to-date theory and techniques used in practice.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for engineering and science practitioners to enhance their skills in Construction Engineering and Management without having to apply for and complete a Master’s degree.

The program consists of four courses (12 credit hours).

Courses and Requirements

Four (4) courses from the selected list are required to complete the certificate. Courses satisfying the Certificate Requirements:

  • CMGT 700 Construction Project Management
  • CMGT 701 Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • CMGT 702 Construction Equipment and Methods
  • CMGT 703 Construction Quality, Productivity, and Safety
  • CMGT 704 Construction Estimating and Bidding
  • CMGT 705 Construction Contracts, Bonds, and Insurance
  • CMGT 707 Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis
  • CE 895 Advanced Special Topics: Alternative Project Delivery Methods

The completion requirements of the graduate certificate in Construction Engineering and Management include: (a) the minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of B; and (b) no credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or better is required for admission to this graduate certificate program. Here’s how to apply.

Structural Analysis

This certificate program focuses on the analytical evaluation of structural systems and components. It enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in this area of structural engineering by learning the most up-to-date theory and techniques used in practice. The Structural Analysis Graduate Certificate has a basis in computational structural analysis techniques, with optional courses in a variety of advanced analysis areas.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for practicing engineers to enhance their structural analysis skills without necessarily completing a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit-hours).

Course Requirements

Four courses are required to complete the certificate, two of which are mandatory. Students select the remaining two courses from the list of additional accepted courses.

Mandatory Courses:

  • CE 761 Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
  • CE 861 Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics

Additional Courses Satisfying Certificate Requirements:

  • CE 704 Dynamics and Vibrations
  • CE 710 Structural Mechanics
  • CE 800 Theory of Elasticity
  • CE 801 Energy Methods
  • CE 810 Theory of Elastic Stability
  • CE 864 Seismic Performance of Structures
  • CE 869 Plates and Shells

The minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of B.  No credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

Admission

A bachelor’s degree in engineering with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better is required for admission to this graduate certificate program. Here’s how to apply.

Structural Design

This certificate program focuses on the design of structural components and systems.  It enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in this area of structural engineering by learning the most up-to-date code-based theory and design practice. The Structural Design Graduate Certificate has a basis in steel and concrete building design, with optional courses applying to various materials, structures, and applications.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for practicing engineers to enhance their structural design skills without necessarily completing a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit-hours).

Courses and Requirements

Four courses are required to complete the certificate, two of which are mandatory. Students select the remaining two courses from the list of additional accepted courses.

Mandatory Courses:

  • CE 764 Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CE 765 Advanced Steel Design- Building Structures

Additional Courses Satisfying Certificate Requirements:

  • CE 763 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • CE 766 Advanced Steel Design- Bridge Structures
  • CE 768 Design of Timber Structures
  • CE 769 Design of Masonry Structures
  • CE 865 Structural Design for Dynamic Loads

The minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of B.  No credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

Admission

A bachelor’s degree in engineering with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better is required for admission to this graduate certificate program. Here’s how to apply.

Structural Forensics

This certificate program focuses on the forensic analysis of structural components and systems. It enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in this area of structural engineering by learning to identify, mitigate, and prevent common shortcomings and degradation that can threaten the integrity and serviceability of structures. The Structural Forensics Graduate Certificate has a basis in materials analysis with optional courses applying to experimental analysis and structural health monitoring.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for practicing engineers to enhance their ability to identify and correct structural engineering failures without necessarily completing a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit-hours).

Courses and Requirements

Four courses are required to complete the certificate. Students select four courses from the following list:

  • CE 712 Structural Engineering Materials
  • CE 715 Corrosion Engineering
  • CE 721 Experimental Stress Analysis
  • CE 767 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
  • CE 895 Experimental Structural Dynamics

The minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of B. No credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

Admission

A bachelor’s degree in engineering with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better is required for admission to this graduate certificate program. Here’s how to apply.

Water Resources

This certificate program enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the area of Water Resources while learning the most up-to-date theory and techniques used in practice.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for practicing engineers to enhance their skills in Water Resources without necessarily completing a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit-hours).

Courses and Requirements

Four courses are required to complete the certificate. Students select four courses from the following list:

  • CE 751 Physical Hydrology
  • CE 752 Physical Hydrogeology
  • CE 753 Chemical and Microbial Hydrogeology
  • CE 754 Contaminant Transport
  • CE 755 Free Surface Flow I        
  • CE 756 Wetlands Hydrology and Introduction to Management
  • CE 757 Pipe-Flow Systems
  • CE 760 Stochastic Hydrology
  • CE 775 Stormwater Treatment Systems Design
  • CE 776 Water Reuse
  • CE 855 Free Surface Flow II
  • CE 857 Sediment Transport

The minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of B. No credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

Admission

A bachelor’s degree in engineering with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better is required for admission to this graduate certificate program. Here’s how to apply.


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