The MEngSc in Structural Engineering is a one year Masters Programme offered by the School of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering. It provides graduates, holding an Honours Bachelors Degree in Engineering, the opportunity to specialise in the area of Structural Engineering.
Who is the MEngSc Structural Engineering for? This programme is suitable for students expecting to graduate with an Honours Degree in Engineering, or those already in employment, who wish to specialise in the area of Structural Engineering.
What will I learn? Studying at Masters level you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, soil structure interaction as well as construction management and practice. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students. Structural engineering is a continually evolving profession, and through the third Semester Research Project you will learn how to apply this specialist knowledge to develop new concepts and ideas under the supervision of research active academic staff.
How will I benefit? The MEngSc in Structural Engineering will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market. Modules are taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners to provide students with the conceptual and managerial perspectives vital to a successful career in structural engineering.
What is the programme about? The work of Structural Engineers surrounds us, be it buildings, bridges, hospitals, tunnels or power stations. Changing societal needs continually require novel, economic and increasingly environmentally friendly infrastructure solutions. This programme will provide you with the educational standard required to match these demands in addition to the learning skills needed to constantly update your knowledge to stay abreast of innovative technology and changing societal needs.
Programme Highlights The programme is structured so that graduates possess key skills on completion. These key skills are as follows, 1. demonstrate specialized, detailed and advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of structural engineering; 2. be able to apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem-solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments; 3. have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, and to reflect on wider disciplinary, scientific, professional issues and social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments; 4. communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously; and 5. possess the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.
Where can I go? Our graduates would typically follow careers in structural engineering consultancy, engineering contracting, construction management, project planning both in Ireland and abroad. Employed at Masters levels graduates can expect more responsibility, and faster professional progression, earlier in their careers.
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