Structural Engineering Master of Structural Engineering

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The purpose of the Master of Structural Engineering program is to prepare professionals in the civil engineering discipline to effectively lead innovative and challenging technical projects within their organizations.

The curriculum presents an integrated approach to both technical and professional skills designed to develop leaders of industry. A multi-term integrative project develops applied skills while at the same time creating an understanding of the relevance of individual projects to the larger context of the community as well as the business of an engineering organization. Graduates will be equipped to advance to technical leadership positions through the effective application of their technical/analytical skills, as well as their business acumen.

The Ohio State University’s Master of Structural Engineering degree offers students a new technical education linked with professional skills development with an integrated technical project. The technical material will be offered by Ohio State’s preeminent engineering faculty augmented by industry professionals. The professional skills will be provided in part by faculty in the College of Engineering, but largely by the content experts in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. This will allow for the highest quality of instruction in these two critical aspects of the degree. The integrated project will tie the professional core and the technical tracks into a cohesive educational experience. This integrated project will be an important tool for bringing together the technical and professional aspects of the course work.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.