Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Structures Forensics

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: ABET accreditated undergaduate BS degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent (i.e., Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, others).

Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.0803
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9041

About the Program

This program will educate graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary for assessing existing structures and structural systems, starting with an in-depth education of mechanics, followed by the use of sensing systems for infrastructure assessment, along with elements of forensics where past structural failures are analyzed so as to prevent similar structural failures in new or existing structural systems.

This certificate is responsive to the condition of the aging US infrastructure. For instance, the average bridge age in US is above 40 years. The certificate will train professionals such as civil and architectural engineers and designers on advanced structural engineering concepts such as NDE, structural assessment, and forensics.

Program Requirements

CIVE 540Forensic Structural Engineering3.0
CIVE 605Advanced Mechanics of Materials3.0
CIVE 615Infrastructure Condition Evaluation3.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
CIVE 6153.0CIVE 6053.0CIVE 5403.0
 3 3 3
Total Credits 9
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