Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., has enrolled the first class of students in its new master’s degree program in structural engineering. The 10-month residential program is designed to provide civil engineers with added expertise in design and analysis of large structures. It features a three-course sequence in structural design, including work on a group project that focuses on design of a building, bridge or other major structure and a small team project to explore design challenges related to personal interests such as urban renewal in the U.S. or construction of water systems in the developing world, says the university. Students will collaborate on projects with engineers at other locations in the U.S. and overseas and use testing facilities in Lehigh’s Fritz Engineering Laboratory and ATLSS (Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems) Center to test structural components. The program is offered to students with new bachelor’s degrees as well as practicing professionals.

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