Today, numerous challenging and exciting buildings are being designed and constructed in our society. Examples of such are tall and slender buildings or structures with long spans. Most likely this trend will further develop, and in parallel, new and increasing demands regarding long term sustainability will be put on the built environment. To be professionally successful in the future, structural engineers need to develop thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations of different materials and also possess knowledge with respect to building elements and structural load bearing systems. Within the framework of the program you are intellectually challenged by advanced theories of analysis, but also by more practical applications. You will be one of those who will be able to develop future principles for sustainable structural engineering.
The Master's Program Sustainable Structural Engineering is a program aimed at educating future structural designers. Humanity will always need new structures, and various demands on these constructions will gradually increase. Employees in the construction sector must focus on high security, good comfort and economy, but also contribute to long-term global sustainability. Structural engineers can take that responsibility by optimizing the material use. This requires in-depth computational knowledge based on modern numerical methods. Another possibility is to include sustainability aspects when choosing building materials or when performing the building design. Within the program you will work on these issues with the aim of becoming a structural designer needed for the future society.
Engineers with a deep understanding of computational mechanics have good opportunities to obtain qualified and challenging assignments within a broad variety of companies. Examples of such are various consultants and producing and developing companies that want to further develop their products. A degree from the program also provides a solid foundation for PhD studies.
Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in sustainable structural engineering
Main field of study: Civil Engineering
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.