Structural Engineering - Undergraduate Minor

This minor builds upon existing B.S. degree programs at NMSU in analysis, construction, and design of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures. It includes 3 required courses (10 credits) from civil engineering and 3 elective courses (9-10 credits) from civil engineering, aerospace/mechanical engineering, and/or engineering technology.

Prefix Title Credits
Required courses (3 courses)10
Mechanics of Materials3
Applied Strength of Materials
Structural Analysis4
Elements of Steel Design3
Elective courses (3 courses) 19-10
To be selected from the following list of courses (numbered 300-499) 2
Upper level courses in Civil Engineering
Reinforced Concrete Design3
Structural Systems3
Special Topics 33
Upper level courses in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Structures3
Aircraft Design3
Intermediate Strength of Materials3
Design of Machine Elements3
Experimental Modal Analysis3
Applied Finite Elements3
Upper level courses in Engineering Technology
Applied Design of Structures I4
Applied Design of Structures II4
Total Credits19-20

elective courses may be taken in same department or different departments


courses numbered 450 and above may be used to satisfy course requirements for the accelerated master's degree program (requires department head approval) 


special topics in Civil Engineering include advanced mechanics of materials, advanced mechanics of steel structures, advanced mechanics of concrete, finite element methods, non-destructive testing, and bridge engineering (requires department head approval and may be repeated for maximum of 6 credits)