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 nine credits from one of the following collection of courses and six additional CE graduate level credits (for a total of 15 credits):

Introduction to Advanced Structural Engineering

Course Title Credits
CE 57000: Advanced Structural Mechanics 3
CE 57200: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
CE 59100:  Advanced Steel Design 3
CE 59500: Finite Elements in Elasticity 3

Advanced Construction Materials and NDT

Course Title Credits
CE 59700: Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanotech 1
CE 59700: Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Engineering 1
CE 59700: Nano-Device for Energy Harvesting and Sensing 1
CE 59700: Fundamentals of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 1
CE 59700: Wave-Based Non-Destructive Testing Methods 1
CE 59700: Electric-Based Non-Destructive Testing Methods 1
CE 63100: Advanced Concrete and Aggregates 3

Digital Twin of Infrastructure

Course Title Credits
CE 52200: Computer Applications in Construction 3
CE 59700: UAS-Based LiDAR Mapping 1
CE 59700: UAS-Based Photogrammetric Mapping 1
CE 59700: UAS-Based Mapping: Basic Principles 1
CE 59700: Geographic Information Systems 3

Advanced Steel Specialist

Course Title Credits
CE 57900: Structural Stability and Design 3
CE 59100:  Advanced Steel Design 3
CE 69700: Seismic Design of Steel Structures 3

 

Technical Electives can be chosen from additional available CE, ME or ECE graduate level courses.  Nine credits are required:

Course Title Credits
CE 51300: Lighting and Daylighting Design of Buildings 3
CE 54300: Coastal Engineering 3
CE 57300: Structural Dynamics 3
CE 59700: Design in Urban Hydrology 3
CE 59700: Sustainable Building Design Construction and Operation 3
ME 53900: Introduction to Scientific Machine Learning 3
ME 55400: Intellectual Property for Engineers  1
ECE 57000: Artificial Intelligence 3
ECE 58000: Optimization Methods for Systems Control 3
ECE 69500: Communication for Engineering Leaders 1
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 59700: Decision Making for Engineering Design 3
ME 65000: 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

Six credits of applied math and/or statistics courses 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 Name Credits Category
CE 57000: Advanced Structural Mechanics 3 CE Core
CE 57200: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 CE Core
CE 57900: Structural Stability and Design 3 CE Core
CE 59100:  Advanced Steel Design 3 CE Core
CE 59700: Sustainable Building Design Construction and Operation 3 Tech Elective
CE 69700: Seismic Design of Steel Structures 3 CE Core
ME 55700: Design for Manufacturability 3 Tech Elective
ME 53900: Introduction to Scientific Machine Learning 3 Tech Elective
MA 51100: Linear Algebra with Applications 3 MATH/STAT
STAT 51400: Design of Experiments 3 MATH/STAT