Master of Science in Structural Engineering

General

Program Description

“Doing things right and doing the right things". Stresses, deformation, and vibrations – how do building structures react in different situations? Analyze, calculate and learn scientific methods. Technical education at an advanced level is a good base for your future success.

Students following this master's program will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. The program has a focus on wood building technology and design, another important research area at Linnaeus University in which research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning the development of new products and technology are included in the program. Something very advantageous is the fact that there is a series of interesting wood building projects going on in the city of Växjö, and projects that will continue for several years to come.

The program contains the courses: Analysis of Structures, The Finite Element Method, Timber based Building Systems, Multivariate Calculus, and Vector Calculus, Structural Dynamics, Scientific Methodology and Planning and Degree Project/Thesis.

The University has exchange programs with a large number of universities around the world. Students from these, as well as free movers, are welcome to apply for this program. All the education in the program is conducted in English.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering or the equivalent.
    This degree must include a minimum of 7.5 credits in Structural Mechanics or Mechanics of Materials as well as mathematics corresponding to the courses Calculus 1 (7.5 credits) and Vector geometry/Linear algebra (7.5 credits) or the equivalent.
  • English B/6 or the equivalent.

Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.

Syllabus

Click here for the program syllabus.

Career

The program prepares students for work in the industry, within a growing wood building branch or elsewhere in the building industry where skills in structural design and analysis are required, but it also prepares for research studies for Ph.D. exams.

Degree

After one year of successful study, students will get a Master of Science (60 credits),

The main field of study: Civil Engineering.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. Read less
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