Dr. Richard A. DeVries, P.E.
Phone: (414) 277-7596
This five-year program emphasizes building structural design and analysis, and meets the needs of students who desire increased knowledge to design modern building structural systems. It is designed for students pursuing a structural specialty within the architectural engineering bachelor’s program.
Courses focus on structural design topics such as advanced design of structural steel members and systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis are also presented to provide a broader theoretical background for structural design. Students with an appropriate undergraduate degree can complete the program in five years on a part-time basis or as little as two years on a full-time basis. (See the MSOE Graduate Catalog for more information.)
The dual-degree program allows a student to obtain a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering in five years. The dual-degree program follows the first three years of the undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree (structural specialty), and then mixes undergraduate and graduate courses during the fourth and fifth years. Upon completion of the fifth year, the bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded simultaneously.
An alternative program allows a student to replace select undergraduate level courses with graduate level courses during the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering program (structural specialty). Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, the student can return and complete the Master of Science in Structural Engineering program in one additional year on a full-time basis, or take up to four years to complete the graduate program on a part-time basis.
Interested students should meet with the Master of Science in Structural Engineering program director during their sophomore and junior years for further explanation of their options. Students apply to the dual-degree program at the beginning of the Spring Quarter in their junior year.