Graduating from Stanford’s Sustainable Design & Construction means you have the expertise to pursue careers in planning, designing, constructing, and operating more comfortable, healthier, and energy-efficient buildings. Graduates of this program have gone on to join a top tier company or start their own.
Students with other undergraduate degrees — our MS alumni include students with undergraduate majors in field as diverse as physics, economics, management, industrial relations, philosophy and music. We offer four distinct tracks:
- Management (SDC-M)
- Structures (SDC-S)
- Energy (SDC-E)
- Water (SDC-W)
- Sustainable Urban Systems (SDC-SUS)
A post MS degree, the Engineer degree requires 45 units of additional coursework to address the student’s interests in a program designed by the student and advisor, and a 12- to 15-unit research focused thesis. This degree can be completed in three quarters of full-time study beyond the MS degree.
Historically, the PhD degree was the path leading to a career in university education and research. This remains true — our PhD graduates are highly sought-after for faculty positions by the top universities in our field worldwide. More recently, however, leading-edge companies and government agencies have been recruiting our PhD graduates to serve as practice leaders and champions in the adoption of new technologies and management approaches.