Structural Engineering is the understanding of material properties and static and dynamic forces that affect structures built out of concrete, steel, wood, and other materials. Structural engineering is the basis for anything that is built.

Suggested Course Selection for Civil Engineering with a focus in the Structural Engineering Subdiscipline:

  • CE302 Dynamics (ESE I)
  • CE327 Concrete Design (required) 
  • CE402 Structural Mechanics (ESE II)
  • CE423 Structural Steel Design (DE)
  • CE428 Topics is Structural Design (DE)
  • CE429 Advanced Structural theory (TE)
  • GE306 Engineering Geology (BSE)
  • 3 open Technical Electives or Independent Research

DE = Design Elective

TE = Technical Elective

ESE = Engineering Science Elective (I, II)

NSE = Natural Science Elective

The technical electives selected from within the Civil and Environmental Department must meet the following distribution requirements:

  • 6 credits of Design Elective from CE403, CE408, CE415, CE423, CE428, CE436
  • 4 credits of Natural Science Elective from GE306 or BI101
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective I from CE302, ME311, EE351
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective II from CE401, CE402, CE404, CE406, CE429, CE479,  other EE or ME 300 or 400 level courses
  • 12 credits of other technical electives from above or CE437, CE443, CE455-460, CE461

Regardless of the specific focus area or courses selected, graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.