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MSc (Eng)Structural and Concrete Engineering

Tuition fee £20,470 per year
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Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


This intensive course is a blend of lectures, lab work, site visits and design projects.

You’ll learn the analytical and design skills needed to create successful structures in challenging environments.

The course tutors are researchers who work closely with industry to push the boundaries of structural design. Sheffield has the largest academic research centre for concrete in the UK so you’ll also benefit from some great facilities.

Our expertise is world-class. We cover cement chemistry, aggregate science, binder technology, concrete durability, alternative concrete materials, structural performance and design, earthquake and nuclear reactor design and finite element analysis.

Over the summer, you’ll work on your own research dissertation. This might include lab work, field studies, modelling or all three. Some students work with an industry partner. Others link their dissertation to a research project in the department.

All our structures-based courses are accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC.

Programme structure

Core modules

Linear Systems and Structural Analysis
Structural Dynamics
Computational Structural Analysis
Structural Design
Dissertation Planning and Paper Presentation

Optional modules

Advanced Concrete Design
Fatigue and Fracture
Sustainable Concrete Technology
Structural Design and Fire Resistance
Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
Innovations in Structural Concrete
Risk and Extreme Events
Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics
Geotechnical Design


Lectures by academic staff and industrial partners
Laboratory work
Site visits
Design projects


Formal exams
Coursework assignments
Dissertation with oral exam

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States