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Concentration in Structural Engineering

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A professional concentration in Structural Engineering is available to undergraduate students who are planning a career in structural design.  The professional concentration allows students to satisfy the accreditation requirements in civil engineering while pursuing a course of study in structural engineering and mechanics with the aim of developing the necessary analytical skills for the structural design of buildings, bridges, vehicle structures, etc.  Students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in CE with a certificate of professional concentration in Structural Engineering.

Courses required for a concentration in structural engineering are listed below. The total number of credits required for the concentration is 21.


  • CE 420/520 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CE 415/515 Foundation Engineering
  • CE 441 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 442 Steel Design
  • CE 490 or CE 492 Senior Design

At least two of the following

  • CE 411 Construction Materials
  • CE 421/521 Composite Mechanics and Design
  • CE 438/538 Finite Element Methods
  • CE 444/544 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CE 453/553 Properties and Performance of Concrete Materials
  • CE 455/555 Structural Damage, Rehabilitation, and Repair
  • CE457/557 Environmental Degradation of Concrete Structures
  • ME 444 Computer Aided Engineering
  • CE 512 Fundamentals of Dynamics and Vibrations

    Or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair


In addition to the required number of credits, it is recommended that students in the structural engineering concentration take MA 339 (Applied Linear Algebra) as their mathematics elective. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for this professional concentration. At least nine of the credit hours required in the concentration must be completed at Clarkson University unless the Dean of the School of Engineering approves an exception