Advanced knowledge and skills for civil and structural engineers
MSOE's MSST degree emphasizes building structural design and analysis and meets the needs of architectural, civil or structural engineers who desire increase knowledge to design modern building structural systems.
The MSST degree takes you the next level of your expertise. It enhances your analytical and design capabilities and increases professional flexibility. For recent graduates with a civil 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 such as advanced design of structural steel members and systems, light gage metal members and structures, wood structures, masonry structures, foundations and selection of structural systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis, including applications of the finite element method, structural dynamics and structural stability, are part of the program to provide a broad theoretical background for structural design.
Flexible Degree Choices
All courses are offered evenings with the option of a three- or five-year part-time program. A two-year full-time program is also possible.
Students enrolled in MSOE's Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering program can pursue a dual degree.
Two curriculum tracks are available. One is a literature project track, which involves undertaking a comprehensive research study, writing a formal report and presenting the findings.
The other curriculum track involves a two-quarter capstone project on structural engineering. This enables the student to integrate the concepts learned in the classroom into a specific application. The project may focus on design issues, research in an area of structural engineering or other related topic with the approval of the program director. At the conclusion, a comprehensive presentation of the project will be given to a faculty committee.
The MSOE Advantage
Courses are taught by faculty with extensive practical experience as well as academic credentials. Coursework has been planned to show practical applications of structural engineering theory. The practical nature of an MSOE education means that the knowledge and skills you gain in the classroom can be used the next day in the workplace.
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Do you have questions about this program or the application process? Contact our Graduate Program Associate for assistance!