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.

Course Duration

  • 1 year Full Time
  • 2 years Part Time

MSc Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (2018-19)

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

CIV6445 Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures

Option 1

CIV6195 Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management

Option 2

Option 1 Option 2

CIV6236 Advanced Concrete Design

CIV6611 Sustainable Concrete Technology

CIV6415 Blast and Impact Effects on Structures 

CIV6503 Geotechnical Design

CIV6175 Innovations in Structural Concrete

CIV6254 Structural Analysis and Design for Fire

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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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