Learn about Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) design of steel structures and dynamics of structures, and LRFD design codes and methodologies. Explore the AASHTO LRFD design methods in the traditional geotechnical engineering design areas of shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, along with geosynthetics.

The credit you earn from you certificate can be applied toward the completion of the online Master of Science in Engineering program.


A completed baccalaureate degree is required to qualify for the certificate program.

The online Structural/Geotechnical Engineering certificate is earned by completing 12 graduate credits.

CIVILENG 6230 Structural Steel Design with LRFD
CIVILENG 7220 Dynamics of Structures

Choose any two additional courses:

CIVILENG 7260 Advanced Shallow Foundation Design w/ LRFD Applications
CIVILENG 7270 Advanced Deep Foundation Design w/ LRFD Applications
CIVILENG 7280 Geosynthetics Engineering
CIVILENG 7290 Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis, and LRFD


  • Achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Complete the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Request a certificate from the Office of Professional Program Support within one year upon completion