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 125: Calculus I
    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 or CE 110: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    CE 107: Introduction to Civil Engineering Graphics
    CE 108: Introduction to Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
    CE 205: Statics
    CE 207L: Introduction to Design of Structural Systems
    CE 225: Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
    CE 309: Fluid Mechanics
    CE 325: Dynamics
    CE 334L: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    CE 358: Theory of Structures I
    CE 402: Computer Methods in Engineering
    CE 408: Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering

  • Major Requirements Cont.:

    CE 451: Water Resources Engineering
    CE 456: Design of Steel Structures
    CE 457: Reinforced Concrete Design
    CE 458: Theory of Structures II
    CE 459: Introduction to Structural Dynamics
    CE 460: Construction Engineering
    CE 467L: Geotechnical Engineering
    CE 473: Engineering Law, Finance and Ethics

    Capstone Courses
    CE 480: Structural System Design
    CE 482: Foundation Design

    Courses from Other Engineering Departments
    EE 202L: Linear Circuits or EE 326L: Essentials of Electrical Engineering

    Major Electives
    Elective in Civil Engineering (3 units): either CE 409a or CE 478.