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Structural Design Minor

Amanda Bao, Minor Adviser
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The structural design minor creates a focus on the different types of structures and materials used in design. It also introduces related design codes. The minor is designed to accommodate students majoring in mechanical engineering technology or mechanical engineering. This minor is not available for students majoring in civil engineering technology.

Required Courses
CVET-230 Elementary Structures
CVET-332 Structural Analysis with STAAD
CVET-431 Structural Design–Steel
CVET-432 Structural Design–Reinforced Concrete
Choose one of the following:
   CVET-433    Structural Timber Design
   CVET-434    Design of Highway Bridges
   CVET-435    Pre-stressed Concrete
   CVET-436    Masonry Structures

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The minor focuses on structural design and the analysis of steel, concrete, and wood. The minor also explores building codes as they relate to design.

Students from outside the civil engineering technology program with majors in mechanical engineering technology or mechanical engineering would benefit from the minor. The minor is not limited to students in these fields of study, but there are some technical prerequisite courses.

0610-302 Introduction to Statics
0610-303 Strength of Materials

Required Courses:
0608-404 Applied Mechanics of Materials
0608-490 Structural Analysis
0608-304 Structural Loads and Systems

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0608-470 Timber Design
0608-497 Structural Steel Design
0608-305 Structural Computer Applications
0608-496 Reinforced Concrete Design