Graduate Certificate in Structural Forensics

Graduate Certificate Overview

The objective of the certificate program is to allow students to focus on the forensic analysis of structural components and systems. This provides students with the opportunity to both broaden and deepen knowledge in this area of structural engineering by learning to identify, mitigate, and prevent common shortcomings and degradation that can threaten the integrity and serviceability of structures. The Structural Forensics Graduate Certificate has a basis in materials analysis with optional courses applying to experimental analysis and structural health monitoring.

The certificate program offers an opportunity for engineers to enhance their ability to identify and correct engineering failures without necessarily having to apply for and complete a Master’s degree. The program consists of four courses (12 credit hours).