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Concentration in Structural Engineering

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A professional concentration in Structural Engineering is available to all undergraduate students. The professional concentration allows students to satisfy the accreditation requirements in civil engineering while pursuing a course of study in structural engineering and mechanics. Students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in their major with a 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 Foundations and Stability
  • CE 441 Concrete Design
  • CE 442 Steel Design
  • CE 490 Senior Design

Two of the following

  • CE 411 Construction Materials
  • CE 421/521 Composite Mechanics and Design
  • CE 544 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CE 438 or CE 538 Finite Element Methods
  • CE 401/501 Fracture Mech. of Concrete Structures OR
    other course as designated by CEE Department Chair
  • Total Credits for Concentration — 21

In addition to the required number of credits, it is strongly 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