In lieu of a thesis, M.Eng. in structural engineering students complete a group design project. To fulfill this requirement, groups of three to five students team up to design a major structure over the course of the 10-month program. Each year students work on a new project, selected by the professor of practice with guidance from the program’s industry advisory council.

Our professional partners provide the students with actual architectural drawings of the structure, as well as other reports or data relevant to the project. Equipped with these real-world tools, students perform a comprehensive structural code review, investigate various structural systems, and select gravity and lateral force-resisting systems to complete the structural design.

Groups meet with the professor of practice on a regular basis to monitor progress and address questions. At various intervals students submit progress reports, including drawings, calculations and narratives, for her review. At the end of both the fall and spring semesters,the student groups formally present their respective designs to the faculty, industry advisory council, and invited guests.


The Class of 2021 Design Project


The Class of 2020 Design Project


The Class of 2019 Design Project


The Class of 2018 Design Project

The Class of 2017 Design Project

The Class of 2016 Design Project

The Class of 2015 Design Project

The Class of 2014 Design Project

The Class of 2013 Design Project

The Class of 2012 Design Project

The Class of 2011 Design Project

The Class of 2010 Design Project

The Class of 2009 Design Project