Develop skills in the analysis, design and assessment of engineering structures subject to normal, seismic and 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.
Through this highly technical course, studied one year full-time or two years part-time, you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.
Part-time study is flexible. Normally students will take three years to complete the programme if they undertake one module per week but the length of the course can be reduced to two years, if two modules are taken each week. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.
See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MScPGDipPGCert-Advanced-Structural-Engineering-Postgraduate-FullTime
What you'll learn
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.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). Industry practitioners are regularly invited as guest speakers and lecturers.
• Advanced mechanics of materials and FEA
• Advanced structural concrete
• Advanced; structural steel design
• Forensic engineering;
• Foundation design to eurocode 7
• Structural; dynamics and earthquake design
• MSc thesis
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
As a qualified structural engineer with advanced training, you will be in demand in the construction industry worldwide. Alternatively, you may choose to use this course as the basis for further education or extensive research.
How to applyhttp://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply
Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical) or a Physical Science (Maths or Physics). We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.