Structural Engineering Design

A tall, three-footed tower stretching into blue sky.

Steel structure. (Image courtesy of


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Fall 2003



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This course site features an interesting design project focused on the construction of MIT's Simmons Hall, along with other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

This course aims at providing students with a solid background on the principles of structural engineering design. Students will be exposed to the theories and concepts of both concrete and steel design and analysis both at the element and system levels. Hands-on design experience and skills will be gained and learned through problem sets and a comprehensive design project. An understanding of real-world open-ended design issues will be developed. Besides regular lectures, weekly recitations and project discussion sessions will be held.

Buyukozturk, Oral. 1.051 Structural Engineering Design, Fall 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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