Feb 21, 2024
Structural engineering is one of the oldest recognized specializations within the civil engineering profession. Buildings, bridges, dams and tunnels are only a few examples of structures upon which our infrastructure is dependent. Structural engineers must have a strong understanding and be capable of both analyzing and designing structural elements and systems. This minor will prepare civil engineering students who intend to pursue a career in structural engineering, as well provide other students a foundation of understanding of structures or a platform from which to pursue further study. Students are required to take a total of 15 credits.
The minor is open to all undergraduate students. BS CE students are expected to be able to complete the minor within the required 129 credits.
Learning Objectives of the Structural Engineering Minor:
• Introduce students to the field of structural engineering.
• Apply science and engineering principles, to analyze and design safe structures
• Ensure all codes requirements are properly met.
• Ability to use the techniques and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering
a. Courses denoted with (*) are taken by all CE students and do not count towards the minor for the CE Students
b. At least one design course denoted with (§) is required.
c. Courses denoted with (†) are required for non-CE Students only
d. Structural Design Capstone (‡) can be used by CE Students to satisfy Capstone II Requirements (this course requires either Reinforced Concrete Design or Steel Design as a prerequiste).
Certain graduate courses in structures are allowed for Senior-level Students with cGPA>3.0 with the approval of both the undergraduate academic adviser and the Structural Engineering Minor adviser.
NYU Catalog description of a “Minor”
A minor is an approved coherent concentration of academic study within a single discipline. In specified programs, undergraduate students may select a minor in a field distinct from, or related to, their major, with approval of advisers in both the major and minor fields. The name of the minor will appear on students’ transcripts if the approved 14-15 credits in the minor field have been completed with at least a 2.0 GPA. With the consent of a student’s major department, some of the courses used to satisfy the minor requirements also may satisfy the required or electives course requirements in the student’s major program.