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. 

Published on February 13th, 2017

Last updated on July 26th, 2021