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: Introduction to Civil Engineering 
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.