BSCE Structural


  • Structural engineers design safe and efficient structures. Structural engineering is a field of Civil Engineering practiced by both private consulting companies and large civil engineering organizations.

    The program in structural engineering:

    • combines elements of the general Civil Engineering degree with a curriculum focused on structural engineering.
    • is well-aligned with professional practices.
    • includes aspects of structural design, structural analysis, and experimental investigation of structural performance.

    For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

  • The program includes the following technical areas:

    • Basic civil engineering principles
    • Structural engineering and structural mechanics
    • Geology and geotechnical engineering
    • Water resources engineering
    • Construction engineering
    • Computer aided design
    • Design of steel structures
    • Computer methods in engineering
    • Reinforced concrete design
    • Timber and masonry design
    • Advanced structural analysis and structural dynamics

Program Requirements

  • Pre-Major Requirements:

    Chemistry Requirement
    CHEM 105aL: General Chemistry or CHEM 115aL: Advanced General Chemistry

    Math Requirement
    MATH 126: Calculus II
    MATH 226: Calculus III
    MATH 245: Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I

    Physics Requirement
    PHYS 151L: Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    PHYS 152L: Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

    Other Requirements
    GEOL 305Lx: Introduction to Engineering Geology

  • Major Requirements:

    ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy

    Civil Engineering
    CE 106: Design and Planning of Civil Engineering Systems
    CE 107: Introduction to Civil Engineering Graphics
    CE 108: Introduction to Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
    CE 215: Statics and Dynamics
    CE 225: Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
    CE 309: Fluid Mechanics
    CE 334L: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    CE 358L: Elementary Theory of Structures I
    CE 408: Risk and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering

  • Major Requirements Cont.:

    CE 456: Structural Design I
    CE 457: Structrual Design II
    CE 458: Computational Structural Analysis
    CE 459: Introduction to Structural Dynamics
    CE 460: Construction Engineering
    CE 467L: Geotechnical Engineering
    CE 471: Principles of Transportation Engineering
    CE 482: Subsurface Foundation Design

    Capstone Course
    CE 480: Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Design

    Courses from Other Engineering Departments
    *AME 310: Engineering Thermodynamics I or EE 202L: Linear Circuits or EE 326L: Essentials of Electrical Engineering

    ISE 460: Engineering Economy

    *Students who complete MATH 125 before MATH 126 will be excused from completing AME 310, EE 202L, or EE 326L.