Structural Engineering: Building Design Certificate

Become proficient in the theory, analysis, and design of buildings.

Engineers able to provide solutions to complex building needs are in high demand. Get integrated training in the theory, analysis, and design of buildings and put your creativity, pragmatism, and technical expertise to work with this on-campus and online Structural Engineering: Building Design certificate.

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Who is this certificate for?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What you’ll learn.

Learn to perform design tasks including advanced connections, complex structures, and system-level building design. Coursework focuses on component and system design, design of connections, design of complex structural systems, and design for complex behaviors. Choose to study high-level design topics spanning multiple material systems, or focus on a single material system. Be trained in advanced techniques for structure evaluation in addition to designing building components and systems in structural steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, masonry, and/or timber. 

What you need to know.

  • This is a 9-credit certificate designed to be completed in three semesters.
  • Students choose 9 credits from the following course options: Structural Concrete Design (4 credits), Steel Design I (4 credits), Structural Timber Design (3 credits), Loads for Civil Structures (3 credits), Advanced Structural Analysis (3 credits), Prestressed Concrete Design (3 credits), Concrete and Masonry Building Systems (3 credits), Steel Design II (3 credits), and Advanced Structural Timber Design (3 credits).

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Michigan Tech Bachelor’s + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

If you're a current Michigan Tech undergraduate or recent alumni, you can explore a multitude of accelerated certificate options and get started right away. Michigan Tech’s accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor’s degree. You can integrate your bachelor’s experience into a graduate credential in as little as one semester. You can pursue your academic upgrade without interrupting your career. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree.