Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

CEE's Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) Program has an international reputation for excellence.

Many of the fundamental developments underlying the state-of-the-art in structural engineering, mechanics, and materials were pioneered by SEMM faculty and students. Today this tradition of excellence continues through vigorous programs of basic and applied research, and careful attention to instruction.

The active involvement of SEMM faculty in forefront research projects and in the solution of challenging real world engineering problems results in an instructional program that is up-to-date and relevant. SEMM's program of instruction offers excellent opportunities for study and research leading to advanced degrees in the areas of structural analysis and design, mechanics of structures and solids, and materials in structures and construction. The curriculum provides a strong basis for advanced professional practice, research, or teaching. Programs of study can be tailored easily to fit individual needs and interests, whether broad-based and multidisciplinary, or narrowly focused and highly technical. Graduates from the SEMM program have gone on to become world leaders in private practice, government service, education, and research.