Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology (SDCET) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Summer 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

3.0
EDSGN 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design

EDSGN 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design

3.0
3.0
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)

CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
CHEM 111 - Experimental Chemistry I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 111 - Experimental Chemistry I (GN)

CHEM 111 - Experimental Chemistry I (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
1.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

3.0
PHYS 150 - Technical Physics INotes for: PHYS 150

PHYS 150

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 211 - General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0-4.0
MATH 140 - Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 16.0-17.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
PHYS 151 - Technical Physics IINotes for: PHYS 151

PHYS 151

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0-4.0
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)

STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
ET 300 - Mechanics I: StaticsNotes for: ET 300

ET 300

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or E MCH 211 - Statics

E MCH 211

3.0
ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

or MGMT 301 - Basic Management Concepts

MGMT 301 - Basic Management Concepts

3.0-4.0
Total credits 16.0-18.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
CMPSC 101 - Introduction to C++ Programming

CMPSC 101 - Introduction to C++ Programming

or CMPSC 121 - Introduction to Programming Techniques

CMPSC 121 - Introduction to Programming Techniques

or CMPSC 200 - Programming for Engineers with MATLAB (GQ)

CMPSC 200 - Programming for Engineers with MATLAB (GQ)

or CMPSC 201 - Programming for Engineers with C++ (GQ)

CMPSC 201 - Programming for Engineers with C++ (GQ)

3.0
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
ET 322 - Strength of MaterialsNotes for: ET 322

ET 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or E MCH 213 - Strength of MaterialsNotes for: E MCH 213

E MCH 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
1.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ET 200 - Graphic Communications

ET 200 - Graphic Communications

3.0
C E 333W - Construction ManagementNotes for: C E 333W - Construction Management

C E 333W - Construction Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
CET 342 - Civil Engineering Materials: Concrete and Bituminous

CET 342 - Civil Engineering Materials: Concrete and Bituminous

3.0
3.0
SUR 111 - Plane Surveying

SUR 111 - Plane Surveying

or C E 310 - SurveyingNotes for: C E 310 - Surveying

C E 310 - Surveying

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 12.0-15.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
CET 435 - Construction EstimatingNotes for: CET 435

CET 435

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
(S) (G) CET 361 - Fluid FlowNotes for: (S) (G) CET 361 - Fluid Flow

(S) (G) CET 361 - Fluid Flow

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or (C) ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

(C) ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

or (C) MGMT 301 - Basic Management Concepts

(C) MGMT 301 - Basic Management Concepts

3.0-4.0
CET 430 - Structural AnalysisNotes for: CET 430 - Structural Analysis

CET 430 - Structural Analysis

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
SSET 295 - InternshipNotes for: SSET 295 - Internship

SSET 295 - Internship

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Total credits 16.0-17.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
CET 431 - Structural Design: SteelNotes for: CET 431 - Structural Design: Steel

CET 431 - Structural Design: Steel

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
CET 432 - Structural Design: Reinforced ConcreteNotes for: CET 432 - Structural Design: Reinforced Concrete

CET 432 - Structural Design: Reinforced Concrete

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
C E 254 - Personal and Occupational Safety (GHA; US)Notes for: C E 254 - Personal and Occupational Safety (GHA; US)

C E 254 - Personal and Occupational Safety (GHA; US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
(C) (G) C E 456 - Planning and SchedulingNotes for: (C) (G) C E 456 - Planning and Scheduling

(C) (G) C E 456 - Planning and Scheduling

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
(S) (G) C E 488D - Capstone Project: Structural DesignNotes for: (S) (G) C E 488D

(S) (G) C E 488D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or (C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: ConstructionNotes for: (C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: Construction

(C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: Construction

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
(C) (S) Approved SelectionNotes for: (C) (S) Approved Selection

(C) (S) Approved Selection

Choose from the Approved Selection list.
3.0
Total credits 13.0-16.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
(S) (G) C E 480D - Capstone Project: Structural DesignNotes for: (S) (G) C E 480D

(S) (G) C E 480D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or (C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: ConstructionNotes for: (C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: Construction

(C) C E 488C - Capstone Project: Construction

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
(S) (G) C E 445 - Advanced Structural AnalysisNotes for: (S) (G) C E 445 - Advanced Structural Analysis

(S) (G) C E 445 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
(S) (G) C E 449 - Advanced Structural DesignNotes for: (S) (G) C E 449 - Advanced Structural Design

(S) (G) C E 449 - Advanced Structural Design

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
(C) (G) C E 458 - Construction ManagementNotes for: (C) (G) C E 458 - Construction Management

(C) (G) C E 458 - Construction Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 12.0-18.0

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • Students must complete an option in one of the following areas: Construction (C), Structural Design (S), or General (G).
  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

  • Students must complete a 3-credit course in “United States Cultures (US)” and a 3-credit course in “International Cultures (IL).”
  • Entrance into SDCET major requires a minimum of 29.1 credits and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Minimum credits for graduation: 125.
  • Graduation in this major: Courses listed with an * require a grade of C or better; an option area; a minimum of 52 credits taken at Penn State Harrisburg.

SDCET Approved Selections

  • Other engineering or business courses may be accepted with permission of the program chair.
  • An option-required course cannot be used for an Approved Selection.

List of Approved Courses

  • ACCTG 211 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • MET 435 HVAC
  • B LAW 243 (4)
    or B LAW 242 and 241 (2)(2) LEGAL ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS
  • CET 361 FLUID FLOW
  • C E 321 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
  • C E 424 PROJECT INFORMATION MODELING
  • C E 445 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
  • C E 449 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN
  • C E 456 PLANNING & SCHEDULING
  • C E 458 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT II
  • ENVE 415 HYDROLOGY
  • ENVE 430 SUBSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
  • EET 320 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY and ELECTRONICS
  • ET 495 INTERNSHIP
  • E MCH 212/MET 321 DYNAMICS
  • MET 435 BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS
  • M E 201 INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL SCIENCE
  • M E 300 ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
  • MGMT 301 BASIC MGMT CONCEPT

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

(C) (S) Approved Selection
Choose from the Approved Selection list.