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Certificate in Earthquake Engineering

Design Earthquake-Resilient Structures

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Days
  • Cost: $6,000

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About this Program


Seismic resilience of civil infrastructure is critical for developing safe and sustainable communities in the United States, particularly in the earthquake-prone areas of the Pacific coast. Structural engineers who practice in these areas need a deep understanding of the principles of earthquake loading and seismic structural design.  

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll develop foundational skills in seismic design and analysis of built infrastructure. You’ll learn about dynamics of structures, what a seismic hazard analysis involves, and the various design philosophies for resisting earthquake loading. We’ll conclude with advanced topics such as nonlinear analysis of structures, seismic evaluation and retrofitting of existing structures, performance-based design, and the design and behavior of seismic protective systems.

Designed For

Engineers practicing or planning to practice in areas with high earthquake hazard who want to advance their knowledge of and ability to implement seismic structural analysis and design.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Current seismic design requirements, including ASCE 7, ACI 318 and AISC 341
  • The fundamentals of the seismic response of structural elements and systems, including inelastic behavior and deformation capacity   

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll practice applying real-world seismic design concepts using industry-standard approaches and structural analysis software.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

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