2020 start
MSc(Eng)

Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on both concrete and steel structures, and how to analyse and design them to better withstand earthquakes, fire and explosions. We teach the use of innovative concepts and methodologies to provide an ideal grounding for an international career in structural design and construction.
Geotechnics student

Course description

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, learning how to make it safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

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 include:

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

Optional modules

Examples include:

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

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.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

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 score 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.