This course provides an introduction to the Finite Element Method focusing on the analysis of common structural components encountered in civil engineering discipline utilizing a commercial FEA software package. The course covers key FEA principles and procedures associated with linearly behaving static structural members modeled using a variety of appropriate two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level projects in areas beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: CENG 3331 and MATH 2331 or permission of instructor. Cross Listing(s): CENG 5336.