Undergraduate Four-Year Plan

Structural Engineering - General Four Year Plan
(ABET Accredited Program)

All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade, including all lower division math and science courses.  

  Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 20A Math 20B Math 20C
  SE 1 GE SE 3
  Chem 6A Phys 2A Phys 2B/2BL
  GE GE GE
Sophomore Year Math 20D Math 18 Math 20E
  SE 101A SE 101B SE 9
  Phys 2C/2CL SE 110A SE 110B
  GE GE SE 104/104L
Junior Year SE 101C SE 115 SE 131
  SE 121A SE 121B SE 130B
  SE 130A FS FS
  GE GE GE
Senior Year SE 125 SE 140A/143A* SE 140B/143B*
  FS FS TE
  TE TE GE
  GE GE GE

GE = General education/college requirement.

FS =  Focus sequence course.  Students must take one full focus sequence (FS) in either Civil Structures, Aerospace Structures, Structural Health Monitoring/Non-Destructive Evaluation (SHM/NDE) or Geotechnical Engineering.  See the link below for additional information on the Focus Sequence requirements.

TE = Technical elective course. Students must take three technical elective (TE) courses chosen from a preapproved list.  See the link below for the preapproved list of TEs.

*Most students take either SE 140A/B or SE 143A/B depending on their chosen FS with the exception of students completing the Structural Health Monitoring/Non-Destructive Evaluation (SHM/NDE) focus sequence.

Students should note that not all focus sequence classes will be offered every year and courses are subject to change.

Preapproved Technical Electives

Focus Sequences

Civil Structures Focus Sequence

  Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 20A Math 20B Math 20C
  SE 1 GE SE 3
  Chem 6A Phys 2A Phys 2B/2BL
  GE GE GE
Sophomore Year Math 20D Math 18 Math 20E
  SE 101A SE 101B SE 9
  Phys 2C/2CL SE 110A SE 110B
  GE GE SE 104/104L
Junior Year SE 101C SE 115 SE 131
  SE 121A SE 121B SE 130B
  SE 130A SE 103 SE 150
  GE GE GE
Senior Year SE 125 SE 140A SE 140B
  SE 181 SE 151A TE
  TE TE GE
  GE GE GE

 

Aerospace Structures Focus Sequence

  Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 20A Math 20B Math 20C
  SE 1 GE SE 3
  Chem 6A Phys 2A Phys 2B/2BL
  GE GE GE
Sophomore Year Math 20D Math 18 Math 20E
  SE 101A SE 101B SE 9
  Phys 2C/2CL SE 110A SE 110B
  GE GE SE 104/104L
Junior Year SE 101C SE 115 SE 131
  SE 121A SE 121B SE 130B
  SE 130A SE 160A SE 160B
  GE GE GE
Senior Year SE 125 SE 143A SE 143B
  SE 142 SE 171 TE
  TE TE GE
  GE GE GE

 

Geotechnical Engineering Focus Sequence 

  Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 20A Math 20B Math 20C
  SE 1 GE SE 3
  Chem 6A Phys 2A Phys 2B/2BL
  GE GE GE
Sophomore Year Math 20D Math 18 Math 20E
  SE 101A SE 101B SE 9
  Phys 2C/2CL SE 110A SE 110B
  GE GE SE 104/104L
Junior Year SE 101C SE 115 SE 131
  SE 121A SE 121B SE 130B
  SE 130A SE 103* (TE) SE 150* (TE)
  GE GE GE
Senior Year SE 125 SE 140A SE 140B
  SE 181** SE 182** SE 184**
  TE SE 151A GE
  GE GE GE

*Since SE 151A has SE 103 as a prereq and SE 140A has SE 150 as a prereq, students should plan to take SE 103 and SE 150 as TE classes their junior year.

**SE 181, SE 182, SE 184 can be taken in sequence junior year as long as student has completed SE 110A.

Structural Health Monitoring/Non-Destructive Evaluation (SHM/NDE) Focus Sequence

  Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
Freshman Year Math 20A Math 20B Math 20C
  SE 1 GE SE 3
  Chem 6A Phys 2A Phys 2B/2BL
  GE GE GE
Sophomore Year Math 20D Math 18 Math 20E
  SE 101A SE 101B SE 9
  Phys 2C/2CL SE 110A SE 110B
  GE GE SE 104/104L
Junior Year SE 101C SE 115 SE 131
  SE 121A SE 121B SE 130B
  SE 130A TE SE 163
  GE GE GE
Senior Year SE 125 SE 167* SE 165
  SE 164 TE SE 168
  TE TE GE
  GE GE GE

Note: SE 165 is the capstone class for this sequence and students are required to take an additional TE (4 TEs total).

*SE 167 can be taken junior year as long as student has completed SE 101C.