Masters | Postgraduate Course - Structural Engineering MSc Course Details within University of Surrey

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Structural Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 60 months part-time or distance learning

Why choose this course

Structural engineers create the ‘bones and muscles’ of human-made structures.

Running since 1966, our course allows you to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. 

You’ll be taught by forward-thinking academics who are at the top of their field, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. You will also benefit from the first-class facilities that Surrey has to offer.

Our course is offered as standard full-time study. There are also part-time and distance learning options that you may also wish to consider.

What you will study

Our well-established and fully-accredited MSc in Structural Engineering will enable you to generate advanced capabilities in analysis and codified design in the specialised areas of structural engineering.

It will allow you to build on the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired from your undergraduate programme. If you are a practising engineer engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, this course will provide you with an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and to become familiar with developments in codes and methods of analysis.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

  • DISSERTATION PROJECT Compulsory Year-long
  • ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional
  • APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional
  • BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional
  • CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional
  • DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional
  • ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional
  • PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional
  • SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional
  • STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional
  • STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional
  • WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional
  • WATER TREATMENT Optional
  • BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional
  • BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional
  • CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional
  • DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional
  • EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional
  • GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional
  • POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional
  • PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional
  • REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional
  • SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional
  • STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional
  • STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional
  • WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
 
Students need to take four modules from the Structures Group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures Group and the last two modules can be from any group.
 
For a list of optional modules please visit the course webpage

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don’t meet these requirements.