Choose Kingston's Structural Design & Construction Management with Sustainability MSc
Please note: this course was previously called Sustainable Construction MSc.
This industry-accredited course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior sustainability managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It successfully balances sustainable structural engineering with advanced construction management, and is led by a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers. With sustainability being a key issue for the 21st century, this course offers specialised knowledge and skills that will enhance your employability potential.
This programme builds on the research excellence in sustainable concrete construction at Kingston University
and is fully compatible with the existing Government and Foresight Strategy on Sustainable Construction.
Input from experts at leading civil engineering, construction and related companies complements the academic teaching. This enables you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the worldwide sustainability issues facing the construction industry.
Further Learning Programme – MSc (technical)
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
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Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Please check the Engineering Council website for more information: http://www.engc.org.uk/education-skills/
What will you study?
The hands-on course focuses on the challenges and opportunities for the concrete industry in meeting the demands of sustainability. It combines concrete technology, sustainable construction, earthquake engineering, fire assessment, geo-environmental engineering and construction management.
The advanced concrete design module is assessed by coursework based on the national university competition organised by The Concrete Centre, the trade body representing the concrete industry in the UK.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety
Sustainable Construction and Substructure Design
Structural Design in Concrete and Steel
Estimating, Tendering and Procurement
English language requirements
In order to complete your programme successfully, it is important to have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, if you are a non-UK applicant* you will usually be required to provide certificated proof of English language competence before commencing your studies.
For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
* Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Applicants must normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or academic equivalent in a relevant area such as civil engineering, concrete technology, structural engineering, material sciences, building technology or construction management.Exceptionally, applicants who have substantial working experience in a related discipline (without a first degree) may be considered (if you can satisfy the admissions tutor of your motivation, numeracy and evidence of your ability to work at this level). Overseas students must satisfy the admissions tutor that they have reached an equivalent academic standard.