The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering focuses on applied advanced engineering skills needed by todays practicing structural engineer. The courses are designed focus for immediate transference to design applications in the United States.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program.

  1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an ABET accredited engineering program or approved alternative.

Students who have been admitted to the MSCE with a structural focus need to apply for the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSCE program).

All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate civil engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering is required or approval degree from the department head.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first civil engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:

  1. File a plan of study outlining the intended areas of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest
  2. Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the structural engineering areas of study below.

Structural Engineering
CIVL 504 Designing for Natural and Manmade Hazards
CIVL 608 Structural Loads and Systems
CIVL 610 Wood Design
CIVL 655 Masonry Structural Design
CIVL 657 Indeterminate and Matrix Structural Analysis
CIVL 711 Design of Masonry, Wood and Cold Formed Steel Structures
CIVL 712 Design of Coastal Structures and Bridges
CIVL 713 Design of Civil Engineering Systems for Natural and Manmade Hazards
CVIL 714 Advanced Steel Design
CIVL 715 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
CIVL 716 Analysis and Design of Prestressed Concrete Members
CIVL 718 Matrix and Finite Element Analysis
CIVL 719 Elastic Stability of Structures
CIVL 720 Dynamic Analysis of Structures
CIVL 721 Earthquake Engineering for Structural Engineers

Course/ Certificate Availability: The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/ certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.


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