Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in structural engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom.
MSOE’s M.S. in Architectural Engineering degree emphasizes building structural design and analysis. It meets the needs of architectural, civil or structural engineers who desire increased knowledge to design structural systems for modern buildings.
With the MSST degree, you’ll enhance your analytical and design capabilities and increase your professional flexibility. For recent graduates with a civil or architectural engineering degree, earning an MSST will accelerate the Professional Engineer credential.
The MSST requires that you have completed an undergraduate curriculum that included indeterminate structural analysis, structural steel and reinforced concrete design and soil mechanics.
MSST courses focus on structural design topics like advanced design of structural steel members and systems, light gage metal members and structure, wood structures, masonry structures, foundations and selection of structural systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis are included and provide a broad theoretical background for structural design.
The MSST is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree.
The MSST program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in structural engineering courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track.
Outcomes and Objectives
The outcomes of the M.S. in Architectural Engineering program are such that, at the time of graduation, each graduate will be able to:
- perform structural analysis on structural systems and structural components comprised of many types of material subjected to gravity, wind and/or seismic loads.
- design structural systems made up of many structural components and structural materials; structural members; and connections in accordance with current building codes and specifications.
- individually complete a structural engineering project addressing the complex requirements of modern structures.
Program Educational Objectives
The M.S. in Architectural Engineering program will produce graduates who:
- will be able to confidently meet the responsibilities of a professional structural engineer
- will, if so desired, be employed in the field of structural engineering
- will, if so desired, be able to become licensed professional engineers
- will, if so desired, be able to obtain a Ph.D. in structural engineering or civil engineering.