MEngSc Structural Engineering

University College Dublin    UCD School of Civil Engineering

Full time & Part time September Other Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Engineering (12)

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The MEngSc Structural Engineering programme is a comprehensive and specialized Masters degree that covers a wide range of topics not typically covered in undergraduate degrees. This programme offers modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, and professional engineering, providing you with the necessary skills to excel in the field. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Architecture students, giving you a multidisciplinary learning experience. With a strong emphasis on research, you will be able to apply your knowledge to develop innovative concepts and ideas. This programme is designed for Civil or Structural Engineering graduates and will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students.

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Entry Requirements

- An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with minimum 2:1 award or international equivalence in a Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree programme.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

- Students meeting the programme’s academic entry

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Student Profile

Angelene Dascanio

This Masters is fast-paced, challenging and encompasses the skills required for a career in structural engineering. It includes both general and specialty concepts, for example, I took modules in steel and concrete design, but was also able to take a bridge engineering module to fulfil my interest in that particular field. I was initially drawn to the program because it uniquely incorporates some architecture modules into its curriculum. Also, I found the program framework, 60 credits of coursework and 30 credits of a research project, to be very efficient.

During the academic year I was able to focus solely on my coursework, meet with my professors for extra help, and study for examinations. Then, during the summer, my efforts were placed on carrying out a research project with the guidance of a professor in my field of interest. As an international student (from America), I felt welcomed by the faculty and fellow classmates. I experienced a smooth transition between the material I learned as an undergraduate and the material presented on this Masters. As a whole, the program effectively prepared me with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a structural engineering career.

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