MSc (Eng) Steel Construction

This specialist course aims to prepare structural engineers for careers in the global construction industry by providing advanced knowledge of the use of steel in construction.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of steel design and learn how steel is used in modern building construction. Composite construction, joint design, fire and earthquake resistance are just some of the topics addressed in the core modules you will study.

There is an active steel structures group within the department whose research feeds directly into our teaching. So, you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in areas such as structural fire engineering, and you’ll also have the opportunity to work with academics who specialise in steel on an in-depth research project.

Course Duration

  • 1 year Full Time
  • 2 years Part Time

MSc Steel Construction (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

CIV6276 Multistorey Steel Building Design

Option 1

CIV6254 Structural Analysis and Design for Fire

Option 2

Option 1 Option 2

CIV6445 Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures

CIV6175 Innovations in Structural Concrete

CIV6415 Blast and Impact Effects on Structures

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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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