Informed by industry from the ground up

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Seattle University offers a professionally-focused structural engineering graduate degree. This program has been designed in response to the growing demand for entry-level structural engineers to have an advanced level of education in both technical and professional realms.

Gain critical experience for future jobs

  • Strong understanding of holistic building performance
  • Advanced steel and concrete design
  • Seismic design
  • Performance-based design
  • Professional development courses
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Professional ethics

Thi structural engineering program has been developed collaboratively between faculty members at Seattle University and an industrial advisory board representing the top structural engineering firms in the Seattle region as well as the public sector. This program emphasizes learning through a student-centered course design. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who utilize teaching approaches that support student learning such as team-based work. Class sizes are small, allowing all students to have close interaction with faculty resources.

Complete this non-thesis master’s program in nine months of full-time, intensive coursework or over two or more years of part-time study. All courses are held in the morning in order to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

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