The Master of Engineering in structural engineering program at Lehigh, led by professor of practice Jennifer Gross, PE, was started in 2008. The 10-month, 30-credit graduate program attracts students from all over the world and is enhanced by robust industry support.

The curriculum excels at balancing the theoretical with the practical, combining coursework with a group project focusing on the design of a real-world structure. Students graduate prepared to address the myriad performance and public welfare decisions involved in large-scale structural engineering projects, and they've gone on to jobs at places like AECOM, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, KCI Technologies, McLaren Engineering Group, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Thornton Tomasetti, and Wiss Janney Elstner. Others have gone on to receive their Ph.D. in structural engineering.

Visit our Q&As with recent students in the Structures M.Eng. program:

Tampa, Florida 22-story office building

M.Eng. Students Designing 22-story office building in Tampa, Florida

The Class of 2021 is providing structural engineering for Block G1, a 22-story office building located near the waterfront in Tampa, Florida. The project is sponsored by Industry Advisory Council member, DeSimone Consulting Engineers.  Three current M.Eng. students -- Christopher Romano, Westfield, New Jersey; Becca Inzer, Downingtown, Pennsylvania; and Logan King is from East Hanover, New Jersey -- talk about how they got here, what it's like designing a a 22-story office building in Florida, and what they hope to do upon completing their degrees.

Read the Q&A with Christopher, Becca & Logan >>

Gerardo De Colombres Sanchez

Master of Engineering Students Designing Manhattan Residential Tower

Three M.Eng. students talk about how they got here, what it's like designing a New York City high-rise, and what they hope to do upon completing their degrees.  Joshua Core, of Boron, California, received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly. Gerardo De Colombres Sanchez (pictured) is from Mexico and studied civil engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Puebla. Collin Melton is from Bridgewater, New Jersey, and received his B.S. in civil engineering from Lehigh in 2015.

Read the Q&A with Joshua, Gerardo & Collin >>