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About Structural Mechanics
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.
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.
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This course aims to produce graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the engineering sector. Graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level.
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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN. - Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering. - Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety.
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. .
Cranfield is the UK’s only specialist postgraduate university in technology and management. We have the most postgraduate aerospace students of any UK university, and the only university in Europe to own and operate our own airport. We have been at the forefront of aerospace technology for over 70 years.
The College is based at Swansea University’s brand new beachfront Bay Campus, which has four buildings dedicated to engineering, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment