MSc (Eng) Steel Construction

The majority of new buildings in the UK have steel structures, the use of steel in construction is growing in many other parts of the world.

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

There is an active steel structures group within the department whose research feeds directly into our MSc (Eng) in Steel Construction. So, you’ll have the opportunity to 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.

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 Eng and Vibration

CIV6136 Computational structural analysis

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6215 Structural design

Semester 2

CIV6275 Structural Design and Fire Resistance (MRSFB)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 1 Option 2 & Option 3

CIV6445 Design of earthquake resistant structures

CIV6118 Fatigue and Fracture

CIV6175 Innovations in structural concrete

CIV6415 Blast and impact effect on structures

CIV6413 Advanced simulation of high strain rate dynamics

CIV6502 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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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.


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*