This MSc in Structural Engineering comprises eight taught course units worth 15 credits each and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. The taught units provide an introduction to experimental work and research methods and cover advanced aspects of theory and design principles relevant to the static and dynamic behaviour of structures, steel and concrete structures and finite element modelling. A particular highlight of the taught component of the course is studying the behaviour and design of structures against extreme loading including fire and earthquake, which is taught by internationally leading researchers and engineers. As a large multi-disciplinary engineering school, MACE has academic staff who are experts in a broad range of research areas and have a wide spread of professional experience in industry.
Teaching and learning
Traditional lecture and tutorial-based teaching is supported by well-equipped laboratories for demonstrations and for experimental work and all taught units are also supported within a modern e-learning environment. Dissertation research provides our students with training in research by investigating a novel and complex problem under the personal supervision of a MACE academic experienced in supervision for higher research degrees. Our teaching and learning philosophy involves teaching our students advanced techniques and supporting them to apply their knowledge to solve problems both in a research context and in industry when they graduate from The University of Manchester.
We have been running a one year Master's course in Structural Engineering for over half a century and our graduates are in demand to work in many countries around the world as well as in the UK, in all sectors of the construction industry.
Our past students are working all over the world in some of the best multinational companies including Mott Macdonald, EDF, BP and many others.
The programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as an Approved Further Learning Scheme meaning that that the qualification can be used to support an application to become a professional Charted Engineer.