""Who Should Apply?

Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university, or a bachelor’s degree in a closely related science, who would benefit from an advanced degree in structural engineering such as:

  • Structural design engineers
  • Structural work inspectors
  • Civil Engineering project managers
  • Structural materials and design innovators
  • Project engineers with onsite structural inspection responsibilities

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: August 1
  • Spring Admission: December 21
  • Summer Admission: May 1

Students from Multiple Industries

The Master of Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering (SE) curriculum focuses on both the technical and business side of structural engineering. Although structural engineering is often thought of as being limited to building and bridges, engineers in many industries can benefit from technical education in structural engineering. The diverse knowledge gained during recorded lectures, virtual live classes, discussion board posts, and group project assignments makes the SE experience invaluable. Our students come from many industries, including:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Inspection
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering Management
  • Utilities/Public Works
  • Oil and Natural Gas
  • Military/Government
  • Material Suppliers
  • Manufactured Buildings
  • Education

The Time is Now

The ever-growing complexity of the built environment and the profession of structural engineering requires an understanding of the essential elements of the structural mechanics, construction materials, design codes and standards, management, business, and law, as all are encountered in the profession.

Properly preparing yourself to meet these complex challenges prepares you for greater responsibility with commensurate benefits that could include higher pay, broader career advancement opportunities, increased confidence, and expanded leadership roles at work and in the community.

The UAB SE concentration is delivered fully online so that you can complete your MEng while maintaining your day job.


For more information about the SE concentration, contact:


Dianne K. Gilmer, MEng

Instructor and Director of CEM Student Affairs
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Phone: (205) 975-5848
Fax: (205) 934-9855


Christopher Waldron, Ph.D., P.E.

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Phone: (205) 934-8435