Carnegie Mellon University

Smart structures are designed to sense, understand, and respond to the condition of structures, users, and environments to improve their safety and functionality. Our Smart Structures MS concentration focuses on students to learn fundamental concepts and technical skills to understand, develop, and apply smart structure technologies


The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but our MS program is flexible and you should work with your academic advisors to tailor coursework towards your individual interests and career goals.

  • 12-704 Probability and Estimation Methods for Engineering Systems
  • 12-709 Data Analytics for Engineered Systems
  • 12-735 Urban Systems Modeling
  • 12-740 Data Acquisition
  • 12-741 Data Management
  • 12-761 Sensing & Data Mining in Smart Structures and Systems

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

The following interdisciplinary courses relate to this concentration and may be of interest for additional course work, depending on your academic and career goals.    * Vibrations (12-757)

  • 12-635 Structural Analysis
  • 12-659 Special Topics: MATLAB
  • 12-706 Civil Systems Investment Planning and Pricing
  • 12-745 AIS Project
  • 12-746 Python Prototyping for Infrastructure Systems
  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management
  • 12-780 Advanced Python and Web Prototyping for Civil Infrastructure

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.



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All applications are submitted online through the CMU College of Engineering. For application information, visit our Admissions Information page.