MSc(Eng) Structural Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
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About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
This intensive course is a blend of lectures, lab work, site visits and design projects.
You'll develop skills in the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures.
And you can tailor the course to your specific interests, so it's ideal for practising structural engineers who want to enhance their skills or for anyone pursuing a career in this field.
You'll be taught by members of The Structures Group - the largest research group in the department. They 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.
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. Most modules are taught in blocks.
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
Develop skills in the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures. You can tailor the course to your specific interests, so it’s ideal for practising structural engineers who want to enhance their skills or for anyone pursuing a career in this field.
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.