The Ohio State University's Master of Structural Engineering (MSTRENG) program prepares professionals in civil engineering disciplines to effectively lead innovative and challenging, technical projects within their organizations.
The curriculum presents an integrated approach to both technical and professional skills designed to develop leaders of industry.
This multi-term, integrative project develops applied skills while at the same time, creating an understanding of the relevance of individual projects to the larger context of the community, as well as the business of an engineering organization.
Graduates are well-equipped to advance to technical leadership positions in their respective organizations through the effective application of their technical and analytical skills, as well as their business acumen.
The concept for the Master of Structural Engineering degree program originated from industry leaders serving on the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering's Advisory Board.
Members of the Advisory Board stated that, in addition to nurturing graduates' high level of technical expertise as a diverse set of transferable skills, a shift in education geared towards stronger leadership and professional skills was critical for work force development.
A variety of professional bodies in engineering have called for the development of leadership skills among engineers, including the National Academy of Engineering and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
This degree, with its emphasis on both the technical as well as professional aspects of structural engineering, addresses this goal directly.