TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1480 THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1480.110 APPROVED STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM
Section 1480.110 Approved Structural Engineering Curriculum
a) The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation (Division) shall, upon the recommendation of the Structural Engineering Board (the "Board") approve an applicant's engineering or architecture curriculum if the degree is from an educational institution that is legally recognized and authorized by the jurisdiction in which it is located to confer a baccalaureate degree in engineering or architecture.
b) The curriculum shall be at least 4 academic years, lead to the awarding of the baccalaureate degree, and provide integration of the educational experience with the ability to apply the knowledge gained to the identification and solution of practical problems.
c) Each applicant shall have passed a minimum of 18 semester hours of courses in the analysis, behavior, and design of structural elements and systems. These courses may include, but not be limited to:
1) Structural analysis courses such as determinate and indeterminate structures and stability; and
2) A minimum of 9 semester hours are required in structural design courses that may include structural steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, foundation, masonry and wood engineering.
3) Courses such as mechanics (statics and dynamics), mechanics of materials, properties of materials, and soil mechanics shall not be included in the minimum 18 semester hours.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 4844, effective May 1, 2012)