Infrastructure, Resiliency and Sustainability (IRS)

This theme focuses on the latest advancements in the analysis, design, and construction of civil infrastructure including buildings, bridges, roadways, industrial facilities and power plants.  These advancements include: (i) sustainable materials and non-destructive evaluation, (ii) digital twinning for planning and construction, and (iii) design for natural hazards and resilience.

Curriculum

Students are required to complete at least one of the following collection of courses and two additional CE graduate level courses (for a total of 15 credits):

Introduction to Advanced Structural Engineering

Course Title Credits
CE57200: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
CE57000: Advanced Structural Mechanics 3
CE59100: Advanced Steel Design 3

Advanced Construction Materials and NDT

Course Title Credits
CE63100: Advanced Concrete and Aggregates 3
CE59700: Non-destructive Testing and Sensing of Infrastructure 3
CE59700: Nanotechnology and Materials for Civil Engineering 3

Digital Twin of Infrastructure

Course Title Credits
CEXXXXX: Computer Applications in Construction  3
CE59700: UAS-based Mapping: Principles and Applications 3
CE59700: Geographic Information Systems 3

Advanced Steel Specialist

Course Title Credits
CE59100: Advanced Steel Design 3
CE57900: Structural Stability and Design 3
CE69700: Seismic Design of Steel Structures 3

 

Technical Electives can be chosen from additional available CE, ME or ECE graduate level courses.  Three elective courses (9 credits) are required:

Course Title Credits
CE 51300: Lighting in Buildings 3
CE 54300: Coastal Engineering 3
CE 59700: Design in Urban Hydrology 3
CE 59700: Sustainable Building Design Construction and Operation 3
ME 59700: Data Analytics for Scientists and Engineers 3
ME 55400: Intellectual Property for Engineers (1 credit) 3
ECE 57000: Artificial Intelligence 3
ECE 58000: Optimization Methods for Systems Control 3
ECE 69500: Communication for Engineering Leaders 3
ECE 59500: Introduction to Deep Learning 3
ME 50900: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 60800: Numerical Methods in Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer 3
ME 61400: Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
ME 55700: Design for Manufacturability 3
ME 55900: Micromechanics of Materials 3
ME 56200: Advanced Dynamics 3
ME 56300: Mechanical Vibrations 3
ME 57000: Machine Design 3
ME 57100: Reliability Based Design 3
ME 58100: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3
ME 59100: Decision Making for Engineering Systems Design 3
ME 65600: Computational Fracture Mechanics 3
ECE 63700: Digital Image Processing I 3
ECE 64100: Digital Image Processing II 3
ECE 66100: Computer Vision 3
ECE 69500: Big Data for Reliability and Security (1 credit) 3

Two Applied Math and/or Statistics courses (six credits) can be chosen from this list:

Course Title Credits
MA 51100: Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MA 52700: Adv Math for Engineers and Physicists I 3
MA 52800: Adv Math for Engineers and Physicists II 3
STAT 51200: Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 51400: Design of Experiments 3
STAT 51700: Statistical Inference 3

Sample Plan of Study - Infrastructure, Resiliency and Sustainability

Course # Course Title Credits Category
CE 59100 Advanced Steel Design 3 CE Core
CE 57900 Structural Stability and Design 3 CE Core
CE 69700 Seismic Design of Steel Structures 3 CE Core
CE 57000 Advanced Structural Mechanics 3 CE Core
CE 57200 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 CE Core
CE 59700 Sustainable Building Design Construction and Operation 3 Tech Elective
ME 55700 Design for Manufacturability 3 Tech Elective
ME 59100 Decision Making for Engineering Systems Design 3 Tech Elective
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications 3 MATH/STAT
STAT 51400 Design of Experiments 3 MATH/STAT