Masters degrees in Structural Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to design and construct a range of structures, such as buildings and bridges, and predict their performance over time.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
Courses in this field equip you with skills to devise, construct and maintain a range of physical forms, from houses to office blocks, bridges to offshore floating systems. The training provided in this field enables you to predict, through reliable design, the stability and reliability of structures during extreme events (such as natural disasters).
You will receive well-rounded training in all aspects on construction, from deep foundations and earth-retaining structures, to soil science and mechanics, concrete and steel engineering and engineering mechanics. You may specialise your studies in a range of areas, including masonry construction, bridge engineering, geotechnical structures and earthquake engineering.
Careers are varied, and may include roles such project management, financing and asset management, health and safety management, quality assurance monitoring, or even law.