Structural engineers are required to design structures to be safe for their users and to successfully fulfill the function for which they have been designed for. This course allows for specialisation in the field of structural engineering. An introduction into the broader civil engineering subjects will be followed by a choice of specialised optional modules on your chosen theme.
The course will concentrate on the technical knowledge and skills that are most relevant to the field of structural engineering for the award of MSc in Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering.
Students will develop: the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups the ability to exercise original thought the ability to plan and undertake an individual project interpersonal, communication and professional skills
Previous projects have included: Wind tunnel testing for tall buildings Base isolation for reducing ground-borne vibration The effect on ordinary and high strength concrete columns when introducing bar chip polypropylene fibres