The online Structural Engineering Certificate is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s in civil engineering who want to expand their working knowledge with highly-focused expertise.
Offered by the J.B. Speed School at the University of Louisville, this program delivers advanced technical knowledge in structural engineering areas such as masonry design, timber design and more to make you as more skilled engineer. Taught by industry-expert faculty, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional credentials with less time commitment than earning a master’s degree.
$764 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour active-duty rate
Due mainly to the aging domestic infrastructure, civil engineering job opportunities are poised to grow 11% through 2026 (BLS.gov). With training in and education in structural engineering, civil engineers can stand out in the marketplace as they seek employment in fields such as structural, forensic structural, project management, commercial/non-residential, structural design, public works and many other areas.
|Preferred Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
Send all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Structural Engineering Certificate is comprised of 4 courses (3 required core courses and 1 elective) for a total of 12 credit hours.
|CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete||3|
|CEE 626 Masonry Design or||3|
|CEE 523 Timber Design||3|
|CEE 590 Current Topics in Civil Engr: Bridge Design||3|
|Total Required Hours||9|
|Course [choose 1]||Hours|
|CEE 523 Timber Design||3|
|CEE 626 Masonry Design||3|
|CEE 665 Pavement Design||3|
|CEE 694 Special Topics: Building Information Modeling||3|
CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete
Prerequisite: CEE 322 and CEE 421. Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete. Design of precast concrete slabs, buildings, and bridges in accordance with ACI specifications and the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recommended practices. Application of computer programs for member analysis and design.
CEE 590 Current Topics in Civil Engr: Bridge Design
An examination of one or more topics in Civil Engineering. Details announced each semester.
CEE 626 Masonry Design
Prerequisite: CEE 421. Concepts of masonry design will be taught. The properties of masonry materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical masonry components will be presented.
CEE 523 Timber Design
Prerequisite: CEE 254 or consent of instructor. Concepts of Structural Timber design will be taught. The properties of wood materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical timber components will be presented. In addition to course assignments, and tests, required of all students, students taking this course for graduate credit will be required to complete a group design of a simple building.
CEE 665 Pavement Design
Prerequisite: CEE 450 and CEE 460. Design of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses, and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life. Investigation of pavement distress and rehabilitation. Introduction to pavement management systems.
CEE 694 Special Topics: Building Information Modeling
Special topic in structural engineering.