The B.S.E.T. Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology degree program at the University of Houston-Downtown is a distinctive program in the College of Sciences and Technology. The focus of the program is the application of computer technology, modern materials and construction techniques to the overall design of structures, which includes project planning, costs estimates, and management of the project.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The B.S.E.T. Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology program will produce graduates who:
- have a sound background in the analysis, design, testing, and construction of civil structures (bridges, buildings, and communication towers)
- will be proficient in applying their knowledge (in mathematics, science, and engineering) and standard tools, specialty computer hardware and software to solve technical problems.
- will be all around individuals with strong social skills, able to work in team environments, competent in communication and information presentation, and possessing a strong sense of professionalism and ethics.
- will be productive from the first day in the workplace and are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning.
SAD PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The graduates of Structural Analysis/Design Option are capable of:
- Perform standard analysis and design of structural systems following codes and modern practices.
- Determine deformations and stresses in structural systems under the action forces: gravity, wind, fire, earth pressure and flood.
- Apply basic technical concepts to identify, analyze and solve technical problems involving structural, geotechnical, and material behavior under forces and fire
- Apply principles of material selection and cost estimation to include:
Employ productivity software to solve technical problems.Utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.Utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering documents.Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials.
Plan and prepare design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.Work effectively on teams.
- Select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
- Estimate material quantities; and
- Conduct engineering cost analysis.
Ability to communicate effectively.Engagement in lifelong learning.
Ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
Respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
DEGREE PLAN INFORMATION
The following four-year degree plan is based on the UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.
ADMISSIONS AND DECLARATION OF MAJOR
Students may be admitted to and declare a major in Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology if they meet the following criteria:
Graduates of this program are qualified to apply their knowledge in a number of structural design, construction, and other related positions. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide range of industries:
- city, county, and state public works departments
- state highway departments
- engineering and construction design firms
- chemical production
- fabrication companies
- geological testing firms
- material testing
- soil testing
- quality control
- Computer Science 20 hours minimum
- Engineering Technology 20 hours minimum
We aim to foster your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the program coordinator.
ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION
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Numbers indicate the number of students reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Data is obtained from Fact Sheets and Fact Books at UHD Institutional Research
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