The UAB Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) recently announced an online master's degree program for structural engineers. Students from throughout the country will have the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive virtual classroom to study structural engineering under the tutelage of a stellar faculty of seasoned professional engineers.

cse track

Master of Engineering Degree (Meng)
in Structural Engineering

  • Director: Bill Hitchcock, Ph.D.
  • Requirements: 30 hours of online coursework
  • How long will it take? The course is designed with the expectation that working professionals will require 19 months to complete the curriculum.
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"We are very pleased to add the new online track of study as it allows us to use our faculty strength in structural engineering to build on our strong foundational experience in online education," said Fouad H. Fouad, Ph.D., chair of the CCEE department. "The purpose of the program is to provide a high-quality graduate degree for students who master the structural engineering practice through a mix of analysis and design courses. Students will also learn real-world business management skills applicable to managers and leaders in the engineering community."

The program, which is designed to help students prepare for the Professional Engineer Exam as well as the prestigious Structural Engineering Certification Exam, includes a 30-hour curriculum designed to be completed by working professionals in about 19 months. The curriculum requires seven core structural engineering courses, plus three engineering-management electives. A typical student will take two three-hour courses per academic term, completing the program in five academic terms (three terms per calendar year).

The structural engineering track will fall under the direction of Bill Hitchcock, Ph.D., the creator and director of the Construction Engineering Management program. Chris Waldron, Ph.D., will join the online instructional team as the curriculum content manager for structural engineering.

If you would like more information about earning a master of engineering degree in structural engineering, please contact Dianne Gilmer, assistant director of online education for the CCEE department, at or 205-975-5848. You may also visit the program Web site at