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.
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.
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.