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Masters degrees in Structural Mechanics equip postgraduates with the skills to analyse, monitor and adjust the equilibrium and motion of built and naturally-occurring structures.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to monitor the effects of forces on various static and mobile structures, as well as predicting potential forces that may occur.
It includes an analysis of issues such as torsion, stress, stiffening, and vibration, as well as stability and non-linear behaviours. Practical training typically includes data handling, computational methods such as algorithms, and digital modelling. As both man-made and naturally-occurring structures are explored, training may also include methods in GIS (geographical information systems).
You may specialise your studies in areas such as urban planning and disaster management, off-shore engineering or landscape conservation.
Expertise in this field may be applied to a range of other industries too. Careers may include maritime engineering, renewable energy production, and environmental regulation.
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The creation of modern buildings is a complex operation requiring professional skills from many disciplines. This course offers advanced training in the analysis, design and construction of structures in a variety of materials. Read more
We are developing internationally competitive research in advanced computational solid and applied analytical structural mechanics, so by pursuing structural civil engineering research with us you will work with academics who are leaders in their fields. Read more
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Brunel’s Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc degree allows you to specialise in one of two streams, thermofluids or solid body mechanics, and will give you the thorough learning experience you need to take your career in these areas to the next level. Read more
Develop the advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to pursue your career ambitions as a mechanical engineer. Read more
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Structural engineers create the ‘bones and muscles’ of human-made structures. Running since 1966, our course allows you to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. . Read more
The Civil Engineering Graduate Diploma is a conversion programme enabling applicants with a degree in a related subject (for example mathematics, physics or geology) to take a qualifying year before moving on to a Civil or Structural Engineering MSc degree. Read more
Whilst there is probably not a . serious shortage. of theoretically oriented practitioners in . mechanical engineering. Read more
The Department of Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield was founded in 1917 and we have a strong research history in fundamental areas such as structures and water.