""Welcome to the online Master of Engineering (MEng) with a concentration in Structural Engineering (SE) at UAB. The concentration is available 100% online and is designed for working professionals. A typical plan of study for a working professional is two courses per term, allowing the degree to be completed in about 19 months.

Our Focus

SE is focused on preparing structural engineers for the technical and operational sides of the structural engineering profession. To accomplish this dual focus, the curriculum includes a minimum of seven technical courses related to structural engineering and up to three courses from our Construction Engineering Management (CEM) track of study covering business and management aspects of the structural engineering profession.

The structural engineering courses build on the typical undergraduate coursework in structural engineering including advanced topics in steel design, concrete design, structural analysis, and structural mechanics, as well as an introduction to bridge engineering. These courses are designed to meet the immediate technical needs of professionals working as design engineers.

Our curriculum, however, realizes that in addition to technical prowess, the long-term success of an engineer also requires business and management skills, whether for managing teams of design engineers, managing projects from start to finish, budgeting and scheduling for projects, or growing into a business development role. To round out our graduates’ skills in these areas, the CEM electives offered encompass courses in project management, scheduling, risk management, contracts, engineering economics, sustainability, and building information modeling.

Learn More

Thank you for your interest in the MEng with a concentration in Structural Engineering. Please explore our website, which contains much more detailed information about our track of study, and please complete the form under the “Request More Info” link on our home page or the "Contact Us" buttons on other pages to get in touch with us and hear more about us.

Christopher J. Waldron
, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, MEng with a Concentration in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering