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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    12 Months

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    21 August 2019

This advanced programme allows you to explore the new capabilities in Advanced Structural Engineering and have the skills and knowledge to apply your learning to new challenges in these industries. You look at composite materials, lightweight structures and engineering optimisation. These areas are relevant to Aerospace, Automotive, Wind or Energy industries.

Much learning that has been applied to all structural engineering has come from the oil and gas industry, aviation, subsea, large civil projects where there is a need for safety, reducing risk and performance in all the challenging conditions presented. Learning comes from a wide range of commercial structural engineering projects which enable you to enjoy challenging tasks. You study risers, hydrodynamics, risk and reliability, lightweight structures, mathematical optimisation to model scenarios, composite materials and their positive and negative aspects, vibration, offshore designs, fire and explosion risk and safety and fluid dynamics.

Structural engineering has always been an important discipline within engineering. Materials have become exciting to work with in terms of composition, enhanced capabilities and improvements to all aspects of life with innovations in Nano technologies, and smart technology linking into all aspects of engineering. There is always an increasing need to improve every aspect of life and work and structural engineering plays a big part in steady innovations towards wider applications and major steps forward.

You will learn about how different materials work, the challenges of designing for a variety of conditions, risk and performance and the interconnection with other engineering disciplines.

 Courses listed for the programme.


  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Structural Vibrations

Optional Courses

  • Offshore Structural Design
  • Fire and Explosion Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics


  • Mathematical Optimisation
  • Lightweight Structures

Optional Courses

  • Risers and Systems and Hydrodynamics
  • Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis
  • Finite Element Methods


  • Individual Project in Advanced Structural Engineering

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Aberdeen University is in the 'Oil and Gas' capital of Europe and the industry has influenced programmes and research led teaching offered by the university. Many programmes are reviewed by a wider industry advisory board to ensure they are relevant to skills and application required for life long careers and future trends
  • The programme is taught by practising engineers who are also research intensive academics
  • Engineering at University of Aberdeen enables graduates to follow employment options internationally to progress major projects and innovations

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time
  • 12 Months
  • September or January start

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