MSc (Eng) Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

This course provides you with the mathematical and the experimental tools required to address structural dynamics problems. Applications include earthquake engineering, and the vibration of structures such as skyscrapers and pedestrian bridges. This specialised degree will enable you to fulfil the constant demand for engineers with this expertise.

Full Academic Year

CIV6000 Advanced Engineering Research Study

A selection of current MSc projects that have been proposed can be found here.

Weeks 1-6 Weeks 7-12
Semester 1

CIV6115 Linear Systems and Structural Analysis

CIV6181 Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibrations

CIV6136 Computational Structural Analysis

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6215 Structural Design

Semester 2

CIV6445 Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures

Option 1

CIV6413 Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics

Option 2


Option 1 Option 2

CIV6236 Advanced Concrete Design

CIV6118 Fatigue and Fracture

CIV6275 Structural Design and Fire Resistance of Medium Rise Steel-framed Buildings

CIV6611 Sustainable Concrete Technology

CIV6195 Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management

CIV6415 Blast and Impact Effects on Structures 

CIV6502 Geotechnical Design

CIV6175 Innovations in Structural Concrete

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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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

UK earthquake engineering and civil engineering consultants are heavily engaged in specialist national and overseas projects requiring understanding of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and there is a constant demand for engineers with these skills.

ECED has been specifically designed to equip engineers with skills in the broad area of civil engineering dynamics.

Course accreditation

Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers approved MSc (Eng) as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC*