Graduate School of Engineering

Coursework Requirements: Structural/Earthquake Engineering

Required Courses:
ENGR 800 Engineering Communication 3 units
ENGR 801 Engineering Management 3
ENGR 833 Principles of Earthquake Engineering 3
ENGR 836 Structural Design for Earthquakes 3
Option A
ENGR 897 Research 3
ENGR 898 Thesis 3
Option B
ENGR 895 Applied Research Project 3
Engineering Electives1 6-15
Non-Engineering Electives2 0-6
Minimum Total 30 units
  1. Engineering Electives:
    *ENGR 425 Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
    *ENGR 426 Steel Structures (3)
    ENGR 427 Wood Structures (3)
    ENGR 431 Foundation Engineering (3)
    ENGR 461 Mechanical and Structural Vibrations (3)
    ENGR 694 Cooperative Education in Engineering (1,2,3)
    (approval from engineering graduate coordinator is required)
    ENGR 823 Introduction to Seismology (3)
    ENGR 825 Bridge Engineering and Prestressed RC Structures (3)
    ENGR 826 Seismic Hazards Analysis (3)
    ENGR 827 Structural Design for Fire Safety (3)
    ENGR 828 Base Isolation (3)
    ENGR 829 Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering (3)
    ENGR 831 Advanced Concrete Structures (3)
    ENGR 832 Advanced Topics in Seismic Design (3)
    ENGR 835 Advanced Steel Structures (3)
    ENGR 837 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (3)
    ENGR 897 Research (3)
    ENGR 899 Special Study (3)
    (Click here to download/view the Petition for Course by Individual Study form Dowload/View PDF file [10 KB] )
    Note: International Students have one semester of grace period, after completion of their course work, not including the ENGR 895 or ENGR 898, to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) with zero units. After this grace period, they will be required to register for 3 units in engineering. Students should speak to an International Student Advisor at OIP if they wish to request a RCL with zero units.
    * Only one of these courses may be taken as part of graduate program.
  2. Non-Engineering Electives Courses selected primarily from sciences, mathematics, social science, or business, upon approval of the graduate coordinator.
    1. Elective courses must not duplicate subjects used in satisfying the student's undergraduate degree requirement.
    2. A program cannot contain more than 9 units of courses with course number below 700.

  3. Minimum Prerequisites for conditionally accepted graduate student with a B.S. degree in a program other than Civil or Structural Engineering:
    MATH: MATH 226, 227, 228, 245
    PHYS: PHYS 230/232, 240/242
    CHEM: CHEM 115
    ENGR: ENGR 102, 201, 309, 323, 430, 425, 426 (One of the 425 or 426 may be used for graduate credits)

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