M.Sc. On Campus

Structural Engineering

University of California, San Diego

12 months
21656 USD/year
21656 USD/year
11588 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Structural Engineering at University of California, San Diego offers instruction leading to the degrees of master of science (M.S.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in structural engineering (SE). In addition, an M.S. degree in structural health monitoring, prognosis, and validated simulations has been activated.


The graduate program in Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at training a select number of highly skilled professionals in structural engineering with the academic and engineering credentials to assume leadership roles in industry and academia.

Key Features 

  • The M.S. degree program is intended to provide students with additional fundamental knowledge as well as specialized advanced knowledge in selected structural engineering aspects over and above the undergraduate degree course work.
  • The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program is intended to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, and/or in their chosen professional specialties. The Ph.D. program requires a departmental comprehensive examination, a Ph.D. candidacy examination, a Ph.D. dissertation based on new and unique research, and a dissertation defense.

Programme Structure

Primary research focus areas within the Structural Engineering Department:

  • Earthquake Engineering,
  • Advanced Composites and Aerospace Structural Systems,
  • Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Structural Health Monitoring, Prognosis, and Validated Simulations,
  • Computational Mechanics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3-letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (from all institutions attended since High School)*
  • General GRE Scores In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE test requirement is waived for Fall 2021 admissions cycle. With that said, because the Structural Engineering Department reviews all application materials in its entirety, GRE scores will also be considered if submitted.
  • TOEFL Score Results (international students only)
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10828 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10828 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5794 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Tuition per quarter

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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