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When and Where
  • 4/24/2017 12:00 AM EDT
  • 4/24/2060 1:00 AM EDT

This course is Part 1 of a 4-part series

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the field of structural engineering. The course will cover three topic areas: What is Engineering, The Language of Engineering and Engineering Means and Methods. The goals of the course are:

  • To help you understand the process that an engineer uses to analyze a structure.
  • To provide an understanding of engineering terms so that you can clearly communicate with your engineer.
  • To introduce you to basic engineering concepts for static structures as a basis for further work in parts 2 through 4 of this series.

The other courses in this series will cover:

  • Part 2: Loads, Reactions & Free Body Diagrams: What are the forces
  • Part 3: Strength of Materials: Why things are strong
  • Part 4: Behavior of Structures: Beams, Trusses & Columns