The SDC-Structures (SDC-S) track includes courses from construction engineering and management and the Structural Engineering and Geomechanics (SEG) program to prepare students for careers in design and construction firms that provide integrated design-build project delivery, construction management and pre-construction services.
This track prepares students for multidisciplinary collaborative teamwork in an integrated design and construction process. The subprogram extends a student’s design or construction background with core courses in each of these areas while developing the background needed to understand the concerns and expertise of the many project stakeholders. It also includes an intensive and comprehensive project-based learning experience.
SDC-S offers courses across multiple programs within and outside of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, covering topics such as:
- Building information modeling
- Risk and hazards analysis
- Structural resilience strategies
- Innovative contract mechanisms
- Industrialized construction
- Building systems integration
- International design and construction projects
- Equipment and methods of construction
SDC-S class requirements are:
- Life Cycle Assessment (CEE 226)
- Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 241)
- Watson Seminar (CEE 258)
- Advanced Structural Concrete Design (CEE 285A)
- Advanced Structural Steel Design (CEE 285B)
- Structural Engineering Seminar (CEE 298)
The Structures track is intended for applicants with backgrounds in engineering and science. Applicants should also have a background in the planning, design or construction of facilities by virtue of work experience and/or their undergraduate education. Knowledge in subjects from the traditional areas of civil engineering is necessary for students to receive the degree and to satisfy prerequisite requirements for some of the required graduate courses due to the technical nature of the structural engineering course components.
Students with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering who expect to pursue careers with design or construction firms that emphasize design-build, EPC or turnkey projects should consider the Structural track.