This program is offered in-person or online.
The Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering focuses on applied advanced engineering skills needed by today’s practicing structural engineer. The courses are designed focus for immediate transference to design applications in the United States.
Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program.
- Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
- Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an ABET accredited engineering program or approved alternative.
Students who have been admitted to the MSCE with a structural focus need to apply for the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSCE program).
All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate civil engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering is required or approval degree from the department head.
Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first civil engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering.
Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)
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Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:
- File a plan of study outlining the intended areas of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest
- Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the structural engineering areas of study below.
- CIVL 504 Designing for Natural and Manmade Hazards
- CIVL 608 Structural Loads and Systems
- CIVL 610 Wood Design
- CIVL 650 Structural Foundation
- CIVL 655 Masonry Structural Design
- CIVL 657 Indeterminate and Matrix Structural Analysis
- CIVL 711 Design of Masonry, Wood and Cold Formed Steel Structures
- CIVL 712 Design of Coastal Structures and Bridges
- CIVL 713 Design of Civil Engineering Systems for Natural and Manmade Hazards
- CIVL 714 Advanced Steel Design
- CIVL 715 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
- CIVL 716 Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete Members
- CIVL 718 Matrix and Finite Element Analysis
- CIVL 719 Elastic Stability of Structures
- CIVL 720 Dynamic Analysis of Structures
- CIVL 721 Earthquake Engineering for Structural Engineers
Course/ Certificate Availability
The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/ certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.
Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D. P.E. is the personal academic advisor for all students in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering. You may contact Dr. Mays at 843-953-7678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program.