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MSc (Eng)Structural 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 develop skills in the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures.

And you can tailor the course to your specific interests, so it’s ideal for practising structural engineers who want to enhance their skills or for anyone pursuing a career in this field.

You’ll be taught by members of The Structures Group – the largest research group in the department. They work closely with industry to push the boundaries of structural design.

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.

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