MSc(Eng) Steel Construction
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
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About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
Steel structures are widespread in the UK and increasingly popular around the world.
This specialisation prepares you for a structural engineering career in a vast international construction market.
It's an intensive blend of lectures, lab work, site visits and design projects. The course tutors are researchers who work closely with industry to push the boundaries of structural design.
Over the summer, you'll work on your own research dissertation. This might include lab work, field studies, modelling or all three. Some students work with an industry partner. Others link their dissertation to a research project in the department.
All our structures-based courses are accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC.
You can study full-time or part-time over two years. The part-time involves taking Semester 1 in the first year and the remainder in the second year.
The MSc(Eng) course can form Part 2 (Further Learning) of the educational base for Chartered Engineer status. For details see www.ice.org.uk
|September 2017 start||
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.
Examples of optional modules
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.
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.
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.