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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Analyze, design and build innovative infrastructure systems

Behind every building, bridge, or tunnel there’s an individual trained to design and develop the man-made structures that help society function. A civil engineering masters focused on structural design will prepare you to create solutions to the infrastructure challenges our communities face.

With the growing need for critical planning and execution of such construction, UCF Online‘s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural) prepares students to challenge how they evaluate the framework of structures, and design with safety, security and sustainability in mind. This program’s course work focuses on structural analysis and design, and geotechnical engineering and foundations, but may include electives in transportation planning and operations, traffic engineering, construction engineering, and water resources engineering.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF’s college of engineering as one of the top 100 public graduate engineering colleges nationwide. Students completing the program could find positions in consulting firms, construction and construction-related industries, in city, county, state, and federal government agencies, and academic institutions. Graduate with your online civil engineering masters ready to shape the structural design of the future. Find out how to enroll today!

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Complete your degree in as little as 2 years, full time

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Finite Element Structural Analysis

Engage in the concept, theory, and application of the finite element method and the analysis of one-, two-, and three-dimensional structural components and systems.

Explore the application of probability theory to classical and computational reliability methods for civil systems and examine topics in component and system reliability, simulation, bounds, sensitivity, and model updating.

Examine the structural properties of masonry and timber, design loads-codes and standards, and the analysis for axial loads, flexure and shear.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Understand and analyze the properties of different building materials.
  • Anticipate environmental impact upon structures and materials.
  • Analyze local conditions for new above- and below-ground engineering projects.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Structural Project Engineer
  • Public Works Manager