Graduate School

Structural Engineering: Hazard Analysis Certificate

Master the methods of structural safety.

Besides ensuring functional efficiency, structural engineers must safeguard structures against hazards resulting from natural forces such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and dangerous materials in industrial settings. Get advanced knowledge in the theory and methods for identifying potential hazards along with the human and environmental impacts with the on-campus and online Structural Engineering: Hazard Analysis 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 professional techniques for determining the risk of environmental load effects applied to structures. Acquire the skills to determine the loads applied to structures, including wind and earthquake ground motion and the likelihood of structural failure. Find out how to determine the risks associated with environmental loads to structures under static and dynamic loadings, including large deformation effects, post-yield behavior, and nonstandard and unusual geometries. 

What you need to know

  • This is a 9-credit certificate, consisting of one required course (Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability, 3 credits) and two 3-credit elective courses.
  • Elective course options include Loads for Civil Structures, Advanced Structural Dynamics, and Advanced Structural Analysis. 
  • Certificate-seeking students could convert to degrees after completing one (or more) of the certificate(s).