Structural engineering is a subspecialty of civil engineering and refers to the advanced design and analysis of physical structures such as buildings. Many schools throughout the United States offer online distance-learning programs in civil engineering with a specialised emphasis in or a significant portion of coursework related to structural engineering.
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
The Missouri University of Science and Technology offers an online graduate certificate in contemporary structural engineering with coursework in structural analysis, advanced steel and concrete structure design, applied mechanics and structural dynamics. Applicants may hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field but must maintain an average grade of B or better to receive the certificate. A Master of Science in Civil Engineering is also offered with specialised coursework in environmental, structural and geotechnical engineering. Structural engineering course topics include reinforced and high-performance concrete, cold-formed steel, fibre-reinforced polymer composites, the seismic behaviour of structures and damage detection. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or with substantial coursework in mathematics, science and engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Missouri University of Science and Technology 1870 Miner Circle Rolla, MO 65409 573-341-4111 mst.edu
North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University offers a Master of Civil Engineering degree with courses in the speciality area of structures and mechanics. Ten courses are required, with options such as the theory and behaviour of steel structures, structural design in wood, principles of structural vibrations and the design of temporary structures in construction. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, construction and management engineering or environmental engineering with an average grade of B or higher.
North Carolina State University 2200 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27695-0001 919-515-2011 ncsu.edu
University of Idaho
The University of Idaho offers an academic certificate in Structural Engineering through online distance learning. Coursework includes finite element analysis, advanced design of steel structures, reinforced concrete, the dynamics of structures, the mechanics of materials and structural analysis. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in a related field of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.80.
University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Drive Moscow, ID 83844-1014 800-824-2889 uidaho.edu
Stanford University offers a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a special field designation in structural engineering and geomechanics. Coursework includes structural analysis and dynamics, finite element methods in structural engineering, random vibrations, probabilistic models in civil engineering and nonlinear structural analysis. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in engineering with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Stanford University 496 Lomita Mall Stanford, CA 94305 650-725-3016 stanford.edu
Kansas State University
Kansas State University offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering through online distance education. Many courses address structural engineering, including the design of structures under dynamic loads, structural stability, reinforced concrete theory, advanced structural analysis and advanced steel design. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent 60 credits of their coursework. Candidates also may apply to take individual courses as a nondegree-seeking student.
Kansas State University 845 Deepcreek Road Manhattan, KS 66506 785-532-6011 k-state.edu
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