Structural (Eng) Engineering

This course will allow you to develop technical and practical skills in the analysis and design of structures, based on a thorough understanding of their behaviour. It contains a focus on both concrete and steel structures and provides an ideal grounding for an international career in structural design and construction.

The course reflects the latest developments within industry and provides students with advanced understanding of approaches to design using the latest UK and European codes, as well as specialist knowledge of modern and innovative construction materials and methods.

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 Vibration

CIV6136 Computational structural analysis

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6215 Structural design

Semester 2

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 1 & Option 2 Option 3 & Option 4

CIV6236 Advanced Concrete Design

CIV6118 Fatigue and Fracture

CIV6195 Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management

CIV6445 Design of earthquake resistant structures

CIV6275 Structural design and fire resistance (MRSFB)

CIV6611 Sustainable concrete technology

CIV6175 Innovations in structural concerete

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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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

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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