2019 start
MSc

Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Civil engineers help to create and protect the world we live in. Driven by teaching and research excellence, we inspire and empower our students to engineer a sustainable future.
Civil Engineering postgraduate Wan Muhammad Djawad Wan in lab with colleague

Course description

This course focuses on both concrete and steel structures, providing an ideal grounding for an international career in structural design and construction. You'll develop technical and practical skills in the analysis and design of structures and gain a thorough understanding of their behaviour. You'll address the challenges that every structural engineer faces, learning how to make our society safer, more efficient and sustainable.

The course approaches design using the latest UK and European codes, giving you the opportunity to discover a range of modern and innovative construction materials and methods. From buildings and bridges, to our water and energy supply systems, flood defences and even blast protection, you'll study the crucial infrastructure that we all depend on.

Founded over 100 years ago, our department is equipped with the academic expertise and experience to prepare you for an impactful career.

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Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.

Modules

Core modules

Examples of core modules:

  • Advanced Engineering Research Study
  • Linear Systems and Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration
  • Computational Structural Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Research Proposal
  • Structural Design

Optional modules

Examples of optional modules:

  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
  • Multistorey Steel Building Design
  • Sustainable Concrete Technology
  • Innovations in Structural Concrete
  • Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Structural Analysis and Design for Fire
  • Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • Lab work
  • Industrial seminars
  • Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)

Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.

September–June: Taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.

June–August: Complete your dissertation. Your Advanced Engineering Research Study gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline. We’ll give you training in research skills.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We'll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.