Structural Design Minor
RIT undergraduate students may select a Structural Design minor as part of their educational plan. The minor has elective flexibility so that a student may individualize the minor to his/her interests. The Structural Design minor will broaden the learning experiences and professional opportunities of non-Civil majors by creating a focus in structural design and analysis of steel, concrete, and wood members. The minor also explores building codes as they relate to design
RIT undergraduate students from outside the Civil Engineering Technology Program will benefit from the Structural Design minor. Students with majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering would potentially benefit from the minor: Of course, the minor is not limited to students in these fields of study but there are some technical prerequisite courses. The minor curriculum offers courses covering many aspects of structural design and analysis, as mentioned above
Who is eligible?
- Non-Civil Tech. undergraduate students in any of the eight RIT colleges who have enough free and/or elective credits hours to complete a minor in a field different from their major and who have successfully completed the pre-requisite courses.
General Policies and Requirements
- Only undergraduate matriculated students may enroll in the minor.
- Minor consists of five courses.
- Minor must be at least 20-quarter credit hours in length.
- Posting of the minor on a student’s transcript requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the minor courses.
- A minor may not be added after graduation.
Policies and requirements specific to the Structural Design minor
- Students requesting the minor need to have a Minor Authorization Form signed by the Civil Engineering Technology Program Chair. Students should submit completed forms to their home department for processing.
- At least 20 credit hours from the courses listed below.
- The Structural Design minor meets the criteria established by the RIT Minors Policy[D.1.1] and the Curriculum committee of the College of Applied Science and Technology.
John Morelli, Chair
Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety Department
College of Applied Science and Technology
|Required pre-requisite Courses|
|0610-302||Introduction to Statics||4||1017-211|
|0610-303||Strength of Materials||4||0610-302|
|0608-404||Applied Mechanics of Materials||4||0610-303|
|0608-304||Structural Loads & Systems||2||0610-303|
|Electives: Choose from remaining to total at least ten credits.|
|0608-497||Structural Steel Design||4||0608-490|
|0608-305||Structural Computer Applications||2||0610-303|
|0608-496||Reinforced Concrete Design||4||0608-490|
Students could complete this minor in 6 quarters or less if they have completed the required pre-requisites. Students must begin the minor in winter quarter with 0608-404, Applied Mechanics of Materials. Note that a student may have to take some of the elective courses at the same time (same quarter) he/she took a required course
|0608-404||Applied Mechanics of Materials||0610-303||4|
|0608-304||Structural Loads & Systems||0610-303||2|
|0608-497||Structural Steel Design||0608-490||4|
|0608-305||Structural Computer Applications||0608-380||2|
|0608-496||Reinforced Concrete Design||0608-490||4|