Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering (SE75)

The Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego offers a unique program that crosses different engineering disciplines, such as civil, geotechnical, mechanical, aerospace, biological, and marine/offshore engineering, with a focus on structural design and analysis, structural materials, computational mechanics, and solid mechanics. This broad-based cross-disciplinary structural engineering approach allows not only diversity in the selection of graduate courses but also a diversity of employment opportunities across the engineering spectrum.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Structural Engineering
Major Structural Engineering
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendations are not required for the BS/MS program.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online submission requested; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Building, Suite 340
Fax (858) 534-1310
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0085

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Structural Engineering
Major Structural Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online submission requested; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Building, Suite 340
Fax (858) 534-1310
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0085

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Structural Engineering
Major Structural Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online submission requested; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Building, Suite 340
Fax (858) 534-1310
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0085

Structural Engineering with a Specialization in Health Monitoring, Prognosis, and Validated Simulations (SE76)

The Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego offers a unique program that crosses different engineering disciplines, such as civil, geotechnical, mechanical, aerospace, biological, and marine/offshore engineering, with a focus on structural design and analysis, structural materials, computational mechanics, and solid mechanics. This broad-based cross-disciplinary structural engineering approach allows not only diversity in the selection of graduate courses but also a diversity of employment opportunities across the engineering spectrum.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Structural Engineering
Major Structural Engineering with a Specialization in Health Monitoring, Prognosis, and Validated Simulations
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 31, 2017 (Spring 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online submission requested; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Building, Suite 340
Fax (858) 534-1310
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0085

Structural Engineering with Specialization in Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation (SE81)

The master of science in structural engineering with specialization in structural health monitoring and non-destructive evaluation (SHM&NDE) provides highly interdisciplinary knowledge incorporating three broad technology areas: (1) sensing technology, (2) data interrogation, and (3) modeling and analysis. The intersections and integration of these technology areas are fundamental to supporting structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation, which may be defined as the process of making an uncertainty-quantified assessment, based on appropriate analyses of in-situ measured data, about the current ability of a structural component or system to perform its intended design function(s) successfully. This discipline within structural, civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering is a fundamental capability that supports “design-to-retirement” life cycle management of systems.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Specializations

Sensing Technology
Data Interrogation
Modeling and Analysis

Department Structural Engineering
Major Structural Engineering with Specialization in Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu/academics/graduate-program/masters-program/masters-specialization-health-monitoring
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 340A
Mailing Address
Department of Structural Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive M/C 0085
La Jolla, CA 92093

Geotechnical Engineering (SE82)

The Master of Science is a unique degree program focused on geomechanics fundamentals and applied soil-structure interaction analyses crucial for future geotechnical engineering advancements. The goal of this M.S. program is to provide students planning to pursue a career in geotechnical engineering practice with the necessary training beyond that obtained in a B.S. degree to analyze, simulate, and design geotechnical-related infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is encouraging new engineers pursuing a career in civil engineering disciplines to have a minimum of a M.S. degree to practice. This is particularly relevant in
geotechnical engineering due to the particularly complex behavior of soils, rocks, and soil-structure interaction. Similar to structural engineers, geotechnical engineers have their own licensure process to reflect their specialization.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Program Overview Gain the tools required for analyzing and
designing geotechnical systems, including
foundati ons, embankments, slopes, retaining
walls, tunnels, dams, among others. Courses
build upon a strong set of fundamental
geomechanics principles to perform the
advanced analyses required in challenging
projects in geotechnical engineering practi ce.
Earn a M.S. degree in 4 quarters along with a
summer internship.
Department Structural Engineering
Major Geotechnical Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://structures.ucsd.edu/
Email se-info@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Structural and Materials Engineering Building. Room 340A
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0085
La Jolla, CA 92093-0085

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