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).