Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Innovate the Building Industry with Timber Structures

Thanks to mass timber and tall wood building, timber design is at the forefront of structural engineering and architecture—and Michigan Tech is one of a few universities offering timber design courses at the graduate level. The on-campus and online certificate in Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design expands your structural engineering skills in this specific subfield.

The Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE) Department, where the certificate is housed, has timber design as its historical strength, providing students with an opportunity to gain from the rich experience and insights of exceptional faculty while receiving training at the cutting edge of building technology.

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 Need to Know

With the graduate certificate in Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design, gain the ability to design timber structures, with an emphasis on timber buildings and the potential of wood as an alternative to steel and concrete for environmental sustainability. This comprehensive program provides options for the final course in topics related to modeling and hazard analysis relevant to timber designers.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in civil, environmental or related degree. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

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

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.