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Structural Analysis and Design Option in Engineering Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The focus of the program is the application of computer technology, modern materials and construction techniques to the overall design of structures, which includes project planning, costs estimates, and management of the project. 

The B.S.E.T. Structural Analysis and Design Option in Engineering Technology program will produce graduates who: 

  • have a sound background in the analysis, design, testing, and construction of civil structures (bridges, buildings, and communication towers) 
  • will be proficient in applying their knowledge (in mathematics, science, and engineering) and standard tools, specialty computer hardware and software to solve technical problems. 
  • will be all around individuals with strong social skills, able to work in team environments, competent in communication and information presentation, and possessing a strong sense of professionalism and ethics. 
  • will be productive from the first day in the workplace and are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning. 
  • Career options:

    Graduates of this program from University of Houston Downtown are qualified to apply their knowledge in a number of structural design, construction, and other related positions. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide range of industries:

    • city, county, and state public works departments
    • state highway departments
    • engineering and construction design firms
    • chemical production
    • fabrication companies
    • geological testing firms
    • sales
    • material testing
    • soil testing
    • quality control

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      120 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Calculus
    • General Chemistry
    • General Chemistry Laboratory
    • General Physics
    • General Physics Laboratory
    • Engineering and Technology Fundamentals
    • PC Applications in Engineering
    • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
    • Surveying with GIS-GPS
    • Statics
    • Mechanics of Materials with Lab
    • Modern Methods of Engineering Analysis
    • Business and Technical Report Writing

    English Language Requirements

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    General Requirements

    • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
    •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
    •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s).

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13180 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      13135 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      5117 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Houston

    • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
      Living Costs

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