Students who minor in structural engineering will learn all about the framework of structures, and how to design those structures to withstand the stresses and pressures of their environment, and how to keep them safe, stable and secure throughout their use.
The minor in structural engineering is designed for students in: Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, Geology, and Physics.
This minor is not available to civil engineering majors.
John Kissinger, ’79 BSE Structural Engineering and CEO of GRAEF, is one of only 20 people who know the secret of how the brise soleil at the Milwaukee Art Museum works. He’s also helped to build iconic Midwestern structures including the Wisconsin Center, the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Chicago’s McCormick Place West addition and the renovation of Lambeau Field. Read more here.
What to Expect:
The minor in structural engineering will provide you with a broad technical background in the framework of structures.
- 18-credit minor requires Civ Eng 335, 360, and 372, and one of the following two courses: Civ Eng 571 or 572.
- Two additional courses from the following: Civ Eng 401, 431, 456, 463, 502, 560, 566, 571, 572, 573, 574, 578, 579; and Arch 301, 510, and 516.
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UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science program provides many opportunities to pair classroom learning with hands-on experiences outside the classroom. The college’s location in Wisconsin’s largest city, with a broad network of industry partnerships, gives you easy access to well-paid internships and co-ops, as well as other important opportunities to enhance your resume.
Did you know?
- 93 percent of UWM engineering and computer science students complete paid, work-related experiences including internships, co-ops and research opportunities
- 91 percent land a job or commit to graduate school before graduation.
SOURCE: UWM First Destination Survey 2019
We’re Here to Help
We have a dedicated Career Services Director at the College of Engineering & Applied Science who works exclusively with our students to prepare them for a career after graduation. You’ll receive help to prepare a resume, learn interviewing skills, meet prospective employers at our career fairs in the spring and fall, and secure paid internships or co-ops that align with your career goals.
What You’ll Do
Structural engineers often work alongside civil engineers and architects as part of a construction team to create drawings and specifications, perform calculations, review the work of other engineers, write reports and evaluations, and observe construction sites.
Most practicing structural engineers design and analyze buildings, bridges, power plants, electrical towers, dams, and other large structures that are essential to life as we know it.