MSc(Eng) Steel Construction
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
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About the course
Course description 2017
The majority of new buildings in the UK have steel structures, the use of steel in construction is growing in many other parts of the world.
This specialist course aims to prepare structural engineers for careers in the global construction industry by providing advanced knowledge of the properties and applications of steel.
There is an active steel structures group within the department whose research feeds directly into our MSc (Eng) in Steel Construction.
- Linear Systems and Structural Analysis
- Structural Dynamics (Earthquakes and Vibration)
- Computational Structural Analysis and Research Skills
- Structural Design
- Structural Design and Fire Resistance
Examples of optional modules
- Innovations in Structural Concrete
- Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics
- Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
- Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
- Geotechnical Design
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, design tutorials, computational tutorials, lab work and industrial seminars.
All courses use lectures by academic staff and industrial partners, laboratory work, site visits, design projects and dissertation. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination.
- September–June: taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.
- June–August: complete your dissertation.
Your research dissertation gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline. We’ll give you training in research skills.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.
We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.
English Language Requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.