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Structural Engineering and Mechanics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #68 (QS) , WA,
UW CEE’s Structural Engineering and Mechanics Master’s Program offers students a comprehensive, practical and theoretical background that prepares them be successful in engineering practice or a future Ph.D. program.


The program offers graduate students a wide range of courses in structural design, multi-hazard structural response, classical theory and advanced structural analysis techniques. The 11 structures faculty members have expertise in each of these areas, with ongoing research related to many of these topics and collaboration with the local professional community. In addition to the nearly 20 graduate courses taught by structures faculty, approximately 50 additional courses in various engineering disciplines, applied mathematics, architecture, and construction management are approved for the program, allowing students to tailor the degree to meet their professional goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials Modeling
  • Engineering Computing
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Sys
  • Structural Stability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Previous academic performance (cumulative and business GPA)
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Personal statement
  • Results of the Writing Skills Assessment (WSA). Students who are required to show Proof of English Proficiency for general UW Tacoma admission are allowed to submit the TOEFL or IELTS in lieu of WSA scores.
  • Likelihood of success in the degree program
  • Demonstration of the relationship between academic opportunities and the candidate's professional career goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17772 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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