Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This course focuses on both concrete and steel structures, and how to analyse and design them to better withstand earthquakes, fire and explosions. We teach the use of innovative concepts and methodologies to provide an ideal grounding for an international career in structural design and construction.

Course description

The course approaches design using the latest UK and European codes, giving you the opportunity to discover a range of modern and innovative construction materials and methods. From buildings and bridges, to our water and energy supply systems, flood defences and even blast protection, you'll study the crucial infrastructure that we all depend on, learning how to make it safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or another appropriate engineering or science subject.

You will need a strong background and high previous performance (equivalent to 2:1) in at least one maths module (eg mathematics, statistics, linear algebra, calculus) and structural engineering and construction-related modules (eg structural mechanics, construction materials and structural analysis).

We'll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.


Fees

Home (2022 annual fee) : £13,000
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £26,200

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Student Profile(s)

Jess Green

I think the course is set up really well, with modules from lecturers who are top in their field. The department offered me lots of support whenever I have needed it.

My modules have been challenging but interesting, with a range of teaching options and assessment options. I have really taken advantage of everything the city of Sheffield has to offer; from great bars and restaurants, street food, shopping and theatres, there really is something for everybody.

Syed Hassan Zakria

I decided to apply to Sheffield as it was ranked in the top 50 departments in the world and it stood up there in the Russell group for me.

My experience of being a student here has been exceptionally good. Being an international student you get overwhelming support right from the word go as you land at the airport and various teams from the university are there to welcome you.

The students’ union has been ranked number 1 in the UK for the past few years on the basis of surveys carried out on student satisfaction, and throughout your studies you get various incentives and discounts from the union.

The large number of international students in the university make you feel at home because you meet people from various cultures and backgrounds and you get international exposure. It is one of the best experiences of my life to meet people from various nationalities sitting on the same table and discussing our studies. It is a tremendous experience to study in Sheffield.

The teaching is very well organised and every module is taught based on the latest possible techniques by very experienced academic staff who make things much easier and simple for the students to understand.

Lectures are recorded and uploaded online so they’re easy to access and helpful especially for students who may have not understood elements due to language barriers.

The university tries to facilitate its students in the best possible ways by providing extraordinary study spaces that are easily accessible and spacious enough to accommodate everyone. Many buildings like the Diamond and the Information Commons are open 24 hours a day, have free internet and computers, and there are also silent study areas. The libraries are easily accessible and they have enough books in them to accommodate all the students.

Sheffield as a city is lovely and a peaceful place to live. The weather here has always got that surprising element! From a student’s perspective it has got everything; all types of foods for all nationalities are easily available at very affordable prices. Travel to places like London or Manchester is easy, quick and relatively low cost. Lastly, Sheffield is great for cyclists as they tend to enjoy going uphill a lot in this beautiful terrain!

Nurkhan Nurymbetov

I chose the University of Sheffield because it has a great reputation for structural engineering, recognised not only in the UK, but worldwide. Having spent a year in Sheffield, I realise how valuable my experience was for my personal and professional development.

Due to a great number of facilities the university possesses and how well thought-out and convenient they are, I was able to concentrate purely on my studies without worrying about technical difficulties. Moreover, the majority of academic staff are highly recognised professionals in their research areas, so they tend to give more in-depth information, interesting case studies or recent developments in their lectures. Therefore, when you graduate you leave with more skills than are covered in the course description. I am confident that the knowledge and skills I have gained from the university will make me a competitive employee in any engineering company.

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