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Full time & Part time September, January MSc 12-18 months | 2-3 years
Engineering (12) Materials Science (24)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc Advanced Structural Engineering programme. Accredited by prestigious bodies like the ICE and IStructE, this course equips you with the skills to design and assess engineering structures under various conditions. Dive into advanced software for numerical simulation and explore topics like steel and concrete structures, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and more. Engage with industry experts through guest lectures and practical lab sessions. The course structure includes modules such as Advanced Mechanics of Material, Structural Concrete, and Timber Engineering. Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities like the heavy structural lab and computer suites for hands-on learning. To qualify, you need a 2:2 Honours degree in Civil Engineering or relevant work experience. Elevate your career as a Structural Engineer, Construction Supervisor, or Transport Engineer. Join us and shape the future of structural engineering.

About the course

Develop skills in design and assessment of engineering structures subject to seismic, extreme loading and environmental conditions

Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this course offers a wide range of structural engineering principles as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations.

Course details

Through this highly technical course you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.

You will also learn failure analysis methods, the Eurocodes and the code of practice for the design of various construction materials, research skills and the legal issues surrounding construction.

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Civil Engineering.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.


 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is Edinburgh Napier University

Student Profile

Bartosz Belch

Graduated in 2020

Tell us a bit about yourself
I studied Civil Engineering in Poland and graduated during 2016, but I never had the chance to work as an engineer. In 2018, I moved to Edinburgh and decided to try a Masters in Engineering. I did it because I wanted to raise my qualification as an engineer, improve my English skills and get a Master’s diploma from a UK University. I chose Edinburgh Napier in 2019 because the Advanced Structural Engineering course was the most appealing to me, and ENU has a great employability rate for their graduates.

What made you decide to study Structural Engineering?
I enjoy Maths, Physics and the rewarding feeling of solving complex problems. Calculating and designing structures is my way of contributing to society and helping others. It’s a great feeling to see structures I have designed in real world, and as an international student I appreciate the fact that mathematics and equations are a universal language that any engineer understands, so there are no language barriers in the workplace.

Has your course given you any practical opportunities?
During my course, I joined the BEX (Built Environmental Exchange) placement, where I got help finding an industrial partner to work with during my dissertation. Thanks to that placement, my dissertation was able to address real industry needs for research. As a direct result of BEX, I also got a scholarship which paid off my student loan. Even though my course only lasted for 1 year, I would recommend the placements and internship opportunities to everyone.

How have you found the facilities? How have you used them?
The Merchiston campus facilities are well equipped, especially the Jack Kilby Computing Centre (JKCC). I used it for general study and to work on my degree assessments very often.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a Civil Engineering course?
The MSc Advanced Structural Engineering course is great. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to understand how the world around you works, and I am confident that you will be fascinated by the course content that’s on offer.

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