Overview: The structural engineer is involved in the design, analysis, construction, repair, and retrofit of all types of structures. The two most common structural types are buildings and bridges. Other structural types include towers, dams, tanks, tunnels, industrial facilities, and retaining structures. Examples of current research in the structures area focus on the dynamic characteristics of structures, their potential response to earthquakes, new seismic retrofit measures, the use of advanced composite materials for older structures, durability aspects of structural types and materials, and other areas. Materials research focuses on cementitious materials and constitutive modeling. Current structural research also looks at sustainability issues regarding construction and materials in order to lead growth into the future.
If any graduate core courses are not offered in a given year, a graduate elective course may be substituted, subject to approval of the graduate committee.
Note that with approval from the graduate committee, required courses can be waived if the student has successfully completed an equivalent course at Utah State University or elsewhere.
- CEE 5350CEE 5350/6350 Foundation Analysis and Design
- CEE 6050CEE 6050 Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering
- MAE 6070MAE 6070 Mechanics of Composite Structures II
- CEE 6090CEE 6090 Theory of Plates and Shells
- CEE 6340CEE 6340 Geotechnical Lab and Field Methods
- CEE 6360CEE 6360 Geotechnical Principles