Course List

Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering  at the University of Louisville Online

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Category Courses Code Course Title Credit Hours
Core Courses      
  CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete 3
  CEE 626 Masonry Design 3
  CEE 523 Timber Design 3
Electives   (Choose one of the following) 3
  CEE 623 Advanced Structural Engineering  
  CEE 665 Pavement Design  
  CEE 694 Building Information Modeling  
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12


Course Descriptions

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 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 623 Advanced Structural Engineering

Prerequisite: CEE 625. Design of earthquake resistant steel, concrete, and masonry structures. Introduction to time history, modal analysis and pushover analysis. Model code seismic design provisions. Ductility concepts.


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.



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