Sustainable Structural Engineering, Master Programme

120 credits

If you would like to shape and construct the buildings of the future, then Sustainable Structural Engineering is the programme for you. This master’s programme will put you among those who will be able to develop the future principles of sustainable construction.

Today, ever more challenging, and exciting structures are being built around us. Examples of such are tall and slender buildings or structures with a long span. This trend will most likely continue and, in parallel, there are increasing demands for structures that are sustainable in the long term. To succeed as a structural engineer in the future, you must have an in-depth understanding of the possibilities and limitations of different materials, construction elements, and systems. On the programme, you will be challenged intellectually with advanced theories for analysis but also by practical applications, for you to be able to take part in the shaping of a sustainable future.

You will be among those who will be able to develop the future principles of sustainable structural engineering.


Engineers who are highly skilled in computational mechanics have good opportunities to get qualified work assignments at a broad range of different companies. Examples of such are small and big consulting firms and production companies that wish to further develop their products. A master’s degree from the programme is also a solid foundation for PhD studies.


Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in sustainable structural engineering.

Main field of study: Civil engineering

We learn how to contribute to a more sustainable future

Jenny student at Linnaeus University

Jenny appreciates the study environment at Linnaeus University. She thinks it is an interesting programme that gives the students a deeper understanding of the subject.

Johan works with calculations for bridges

Johan alumnus from Linnaeus University

Johan works as assistant constructor within bridge and facility construction at WSP in Växjö. A job he was able to get thanks to the contacts he established with the company during his time as a student at Linnaeus University.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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