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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Harrisburg

Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology

Capital College (SDCET)

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PROFESSOR JOSEPH J. CECERE, Program Chair, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology

The program in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology provides the basic education required for the structural engineer and construction profession. Students learn the basic general engineering concepts needed for this major with emphasis on the fundamentals, structural design principles, and construction techniques through required course work. They are given the opportunity to focus in a discipline of construction management or structural design through a selected option or choose a broad general option. Courses in communication skills, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other engineering related areas broaden the program. Students gain experience in working as members of a team and in using interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems. These experiences, as well as those related to design and construction principles, are taught through exercises in the classroom, laboratory, and field. The program culminates with a capstone project course in which the students' knowledge and skills are applied to specific problems.

For the B.S. degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(20-24 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES, REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 2-10 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 95-102 credits
(This includes 24 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GHA courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 76-80 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ET 200(3) (Sem: 2-5)
C E 254 GHA;US(3)[1], SSET 295(1) (Sem: 3)
CET 342(3), CET 343(3) (Sem: 5-6)
C E 333W(3)[1], CET 308(3), CET 430(3)[1], CET 431(3)[1], CET 432(3)[1], CET 434(3), CET 435(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (31-35 credits)
Select 2-3 credits from: EG T 101(1) and EG T 102(1) or EDSGN 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3-4 credits from: PHYS 150 GN(3), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem: 1-3)
Select 3-4 credits from: PHYS 151 GN(3), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 2-4)
Select 3 credits from: ECON 014 GS(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 2-4)
Select 4 credits from: MATH 141 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 2-6)
Select 3 credits from: E MCH 211(3)[1], ET 300(3), MCH T 111(3)[1] (Sem: 2-6)
Select 3 credits from: E MCH 213(3)[1], ET 322(3)[1], MCH T 213(3)[1](Sem: 2-6)
Select 1 credit from: ET 323(1), MCH T 214(1) (Sem: 2-6)
Select 3 credits from: C E 310(3), SUR 111(3) (Sem: 2-7)
Select 3 credits from: CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 121 GQ(3), CMPSC 201 GQ(3), CMPSC 202 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from: ACCTG 211(4); MGMT 100(3) or MGMT 301(3) (Sem: 3-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 19-22 credits

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT OPTION: (19-21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (10 credits)[1]
C E 456(3), C E 458(3), C E 488C(4) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from ACCTG 211(4) or MGMT 100(3), MGMT 301(3) (Sem: 2-8)
Select 3 credits from A E 310(3) or C E 321(3) or ENVE 430(3) or MET 435(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-4 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from approved program list (Sem: 7-8)

STRUCTURAL DESIGN OPTION: (19-20 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
C E 445(3)[1], C E 449(3)[1], C E 488D(4)[1], E MCH 212(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from CET 361(3) or C E 360(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-4 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from approved program list (Sem: 7-8)

GENERAL OPTION: (22 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)[1]
C E 445(3), C E 449(3), C E 456(3), C E 458(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
Select 3 credits from A E 310(3) or MET 435(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 credits from C E 360(3) or CET 361(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 4 credits from C E 488C(4)[1] or C E 488D(4)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-03-035

Review Date: 11/13/2012

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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