Structural mechanics focuses on analyzing and designing structures with the aim of making sure they withstand the external forces that they experience including live and dead loads, earthquake, wind, snow, hydrodynamic forces. Structural Engineers design, buildings, bridges, dams, offshore oil platforms, jetties, industrial structures such as the ones used in power plants, communication towers, among others.

The curriculum below is for students entering in Fall 2017 or later (contact the department for previous versions).

  • Year 1 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 121 Calculus I 4
    ENGR 102 Intro Engr. Design and Prof. 3
    CSC 113 Intro to Computer Programming 3
    PHIL 201 Classical Mind 3
    ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition 3
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 1 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 122 Calculus II 4
    PHYS 215 University Physics I 4
    ENGR 201 Engineering Mechanics I 3
    PHIL 202 Modern Mind 3
    TRS 201 Faith Seeking Undestanding 3
    Total Credits 17
  • Year 2 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 221 Calculus III 4
    PHYS 216 University Physics II 4
    ENGR 301 Solid Mechanics 3
    CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 113 General Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    ENGR 106 Computer Aided Engr Tools 3
    Total Credits 19
  • Year 2 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 101 Surveying 2
    ENGR 202 Engineering Mechanics II 3
    ENGR 222 Engineering Math I 4
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    TRS Theology & Religious Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Required Summer Intership

    All Construction Engineering Management students are required to have one summer internship following the second or third years
  • Year 3 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 309 Probability and Statistics for Engr 3
    ENGR 331 Fluid Mechanics 3
    ENGR 395 Engineering Materials Lab 1
    MSE 395 Intro to Materials Sci & Engr 2
    CE 312 Theory of Structures 3
    CE 366 Soil Mechanics & Testing 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Year 3 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 302 Constr Mgmt Systems and Economics 3
    CE 372 Hydraulics 3
    CE 402 Structural Steel Design 3
    CE 468 Foundation Engineering 3
    PHIL 362 Prof. Ethics in Engineering 3
    ENGR 438 Intro to Environmental Engineering 3
    Total Credits 18
  • Year 4 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    CE 374 Intro to Transportation Engineering 3
    CE 403 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CE 420 Senior Capstone Design I 3
    CE 414 Advanced Vibration & Structural Dynamics 3
    CE CE Program Elective 3
    ENGR 401 Engineering Senior Seminar 1
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 4 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 421 Senior Capstone Design II 3
    CE 426 Introduction to Finite Elements 3
    CE CE Program Elective 3
    TRS Theology & Religious Studies Elective 3
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 15