The Structural Engineering program at the University of Alberta, offering exceptional expertise in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and composites, has earned an outstanding reputation for leadership in structural design, research, outreach and code development.

The program features CW Carry Chair in Steel Structures, Steel Centre and Supreme Steel Professorship, Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering, Masonry Centre and MCAA Endowed Chair in Masonry Structures. Structural engineers design buildings, bridges, gymnasia, towers, and structures of varying proportions. Structural engineers are trained to determine the materials and dimensions of elements in a structure, so that the structure can withstand safely the expected environmental and service loads, and perform its functions in a sustainable manner. Leveraging both traditional knowledge and the latest technologies, structural engineers also play a crucial role in designing the resilient and sustainable cities of the future.

Check out the Steel Centre, Masonry Centre, and Advanced Research in Timber Systems (ARTS) Group.


  • Structural design and construction
  • Construction companies
  • Public works and transportation departments
  • Resource industries
  • Developers
  • Consultant
  • Government

Areas of Specialization

  • Steel structures
  • Concrete structures
  • Masonry systems
  • Timber systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Seismic design
  • Pipelines
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • AI for structural engineering
  • Structural reliability and safety risk
  • Smart, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure and cities
  • Thermal dynamics and energy efficiency of buildings