*The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Structural Analysis/Design Option in Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Arash Rahmatian, PhD, Coordinator
The main focus of the Structural Analysis/Design Option in Engineering Technology program is the application of computer technology, modern materials and construction techniques to the overall design of structures, including project planning, costs estimates and management of the project. As such, the program will prepare graduates who:
- Have a sound background in the analysis, design, testing, and construction of civil structures (bridges, buildings, and communication towers).
- Are proficient in applying their knowledge (in mathematics, science, and engineering) and standard tools, specialty computer hardware and software to solve technical problems.
- Are 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.
- Are productive from the first day in the workplace and are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning.
Structural Analysis and Design graduates are among the most sought-after personnel in the Houston area due to the growing demand from construction industries, power companies, transportation systems and energy industries. Structural analysis and design technology has its basis in computer technology, construction systems, and materials science. The broad technical background of structural analysis graduates opens up bright employment prospects, from construction industries to telecommunications and transportation systems.
- Graduates will have 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;
- Graduates will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- Graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- Graduates will have an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- Graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.