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Degree Plan - Bachelor of Science in Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology

Structural Analysis and Design Option in Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science in Engineer Technology

Undergraduate (Bachelors)

On Campus (In-Person)

Downtown Location


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The B.S.E.T. Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology degree program at the University of Houston-Downtown is a distinctive program in the College of Sciences and Technology. 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, cost estimates, and management of the project. 


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

  1. have a sound background in the analysis, design, testing, and construction of civil structures (bridges, buildings, and communication towers) 
  2. will be proficient in applying their knowledge (in mathematics, science, and engineering) and standard tools, specialty computer hardware and software to solve technical problems. 
  3. 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. 
  4. will be productive from the first day in the workplace and are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning. 


Graduates of the SAD program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.


The following four-year degree plan is based on the UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.


Students may be admitted to and declare a major in Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology if they meet the following criteria:

Admission and Declaration of Major


Graduates of this program 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


  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science 20 hours minimum
  • Engineering Technology 20 hours minimum




We aim to foster your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the program coordinator.


Academic Year 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020 2020 - 2021 2021 - 2022 2022 - 2023
Enrollment (Majors) 93 107 112 120 124 115
Graduates 11 8 11 24 18  

Numbers indicate the number of students reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Data is obtained from Fact Sheets and Fact Books at UHD Institutional Research.


The B.S.E.T. in Control Instrumentation Engineering Technology and the B.S.E.T. in Structural Analysis/ Design Option in Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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