This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the world’s most popular construction material. You will gain the analysis and design skills necessary to design structures in challenging environments. Our teaching reflects the latest research in concrete engineering, particularly in environmentally friendly and sustainable concrete design.

Our facilities house the largest academic concrete research centre in the UK, offering expertise in cement chemistry, aggregate science, binder technology, concrete durability, alternative concrete materials, structural performance and design, as well as earthquake and nuclear reactor design.

Course Duration

  • 1 year Full Time
  • 2 years Part Time

MSc Structural and Concrete Engineering (2018-19) FT

Full Academic Year

CIV6000 Advanced Engineering Research Study

Weeks 1-6 Weeks 7-12
Semester 1

CIV6115 Linear Systems and Structural Analysis

CIV6181 Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration

CIV6136 Computational Structural Analysis

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6215 Structural Design

Semester 2

CIV6236 Advanced Concrete Design

CIV6611 Sustainable Concrete Technology

CIV6175 Innovations in Structural Concrete

Option 1

Option 1

CIV6415 Blast and Impact Effects on Structures

CIV6254 Structural Analysis and Design for Fire

CIV6503 Geotechnical Design

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Careers & employability

Our graduates work internationally, in a range of public and private sector organisations from major civil engineering companies to world leading research institutes.

Course accreditation - MSc (technical)

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
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