Areas of Emphasis

You may choose from a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered within the SEMM Program. In addition, you may take related courses offered in other CEE Programs as well as in other Berkeley departments. By working closely with your graduate adviser, you can formulate programs of study uniquely satisfying your needs. Some typical areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Theory of structures, finite element methods, linear and nonlinear computer methods of analysis, computer aided engineering
  • Structural dynamics and random vibrations
  • Earthquake engineering design and analysis, including advanced approaches to earthquake resistant design of conventional structures, performance-based earthquake engineering, and applications of protective systems
  • Design and behavior of structures comprising reinforced and prestressed concrete, structural steel, timber, or composites of these and other materials
  • Experimental analysis, including non-destructive evaluation of structures
  • Mechanics of solids, structural mechanics, computational mechanics, thermomechanics of deformable bodies, micromechanics and mechanics of composite materials
  • Structural reliability, risk analysis, decision theory
  • Structural materials, behavior of concrete and cementitious materials and plastics
  • Advanced concrete technology.

Within CEE, you may choose, for example, additional courses in:

Outside CEE you may take courses, for example, in: