Plan of Study – Bridge Engineering

Certificate Requirements: 4 technical core courses 

Technical Core Course Choices (12 credits) 

  • CE 5380 - Bridge Structures 
    • Common types of bridges; AASHTO bridge loads; design of composite plate girders; fatigue; design of bridge substructure; design project. 
  • CE 5383 - Design of Bridges for Extreme Events  
    • Highway bridges; AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications; seismic design; force-based and displacement-based design methods; vessel collision, truck collision, and ice loading. Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or relevant work experience is required for this course. 
  • CE 5384 - Accelerated Bridge Construction  
    • Common ABC methods and technologies; prefabricated bridge elements; bridge systems including Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) and Lateral Slide Bridge Construction; construction methods and planning.
  • CE 5640 - Prestressed Concrete Structures  
    • Analysis, design, and behavior of pretensioned and post-tensioned concrete; simple and continuous span structures; time dependent behavior; review of design specifications. 


    Your Plan of Study is determined by your catalog year. Please use your Advisement Report or Academic Requirements Report in StudentAdmin to determine your catalog year. 

    Please contact for more information on the Bridge Engineering Certificate pathway to the Civil Engineering MENG degree.