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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September, February

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 March 2019

The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering programme is your opportunity to establish or consolidate your career as a civil or structural design engineer. There is also an opportunity for working professionals to progress towards CEng status through a tailor-made route. This will help you accelerate to the remaining steps of CEng status by working with your employer in the process. This is a unique feature of a Masters course and significantly reduces the period required to achieve Chartered status.

To provide the latest specialist knowledge and technical competence, all design-related modules are taught in accordance with the new structural Eurocodes. As well as developing your analytical and problem-solving skills, tuition covers project planning and contract management. The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering course is also underpinned by research into areas such as the use of novel and sustainable environmentally-friendly materials, geotechnics and structural modelling.

What you will study

You will study the following modules:

  • Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
  • Integrative Project Planning and Management
  • Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural Concrete Design
  • Further Advanced Structural Analysis and Steel/Composite Design
  • Individual Dissertation

Optional modules include:

  • Seismic Analysis and Design to Eurocodes*
  • Structural Timber and Masonry Design to Eurocodes*
  • Further Finite Element Analysis*
  • Non-Destructive Testing*

*10 credit module

Teaching

This postgraduate degree in Civil and Structural Engineering is delivered in three major blocks that offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two entry opportunities for applicants each year – February and September. You will learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as guest lectures and seminars with prominent industry experts. You will complete a research project using our excellent laboratory facilities and a dissertation on a chosen topic of interest.

Assessment

Some modules are assessed through coursework, others by a combination of design projects and a formal examination. If you want to continue working in industry, you can apply to study individual modules as short courses on a day-release or block-delivery basis.

Accreditations

The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree*. See http://www.jbm.org.uk ;for further information.

* It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited IEng degree or a non-accredited bachelor degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration.

Facilities

  • Laser Master-Sizer 2000
  • Thermogravimetric and derivative thermogravimetric analyser
  • Prior Clave environmental chamber
  • High resolution image microscope
  • Mercury intrusion porosimeter
  • Thermal conductivity equipment
  • Avery-Denison tensile/compressions 600kN load machine
  • Electro-hydraulic test stations
  • Fatigue and non-destructive testing machine
  • Overhead two-tonne gantry crane
  • CBR and Proctor compaction equipment’s
  • Shear boxes and tri-axial testing machines
  • Model pad foundations andretaining walls
  • Pressure testing equipments
  • Open channel flow equipments
  • Surge tank and water hammer apparatus
  • Series / Parallel pump
  • Hydraulic benches

Careers

On completion of this MSc Civil and Structural Engineering course, you will be able to develop a career as a structural engineer, technical manager, or research and development manager. These roles can be with leading international consultancies, contractors, national and local consulting companies, as well as international research and government organisations.


Visit the MSc Civil and Structural Engineering page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

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