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Structural Engineering (MSc)


Course Description

The MSc in Structural Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of Structural Engineering. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the Structural Engineering fields forms a major part of the course.

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. It is founded on theoretical and applied research into the behaviour of real structures undertaken in the Cardiff School of Engineering, which has established an international reputation for its work on composite structures, plate girders, large scale testing, site monitoring, and exact calculation of the buckling and vibration of structures.

Topics include:
Design of Steel and Timber Structures
Advanced Structural Mechanics
Advanced Concrete Materials and Structures
Engineering Geology
Environmental Building Studies
Numerical Techniques in Engineering
Dynamics and Structures
Structural Engineering
Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Management in Industry
Engineering Case Study
Tensile Structures

Visit the Structural Engineering (MSc) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Alan Smith (MSc Geoenvironmental engineering)

I chose to return to postgraduate study in order to get an edge in the job market. Geoenvironmental engineering is a growing field and I feel this type of specialist MSc will really enhance my career prospects. The course itself is very diverse and students benefit, in particular, from the School’s strong network of contacts in industry. I was also fortunate enough to secure funding for my postgraduate study from the EPSRC.

(Student Profile)

Matt Chapman

I have found that taking the Electrical Energy Systems MSc has given me a much greater appreciation of engineering fundamentals in the wider context of the power industry. I believe that the skills obtained from undertaking this course has set me up perfectly for a career involving power systems networks, renewable energy, and even the aerospace industry. On top of this, it has probably been my most enjoyable year at university.

(Student Profile)

Mayank Mehta (Engineering)

“I chose Cardiff as the Engineering school has a great reputation. The information, advice and tour provided by the University were really useful and helped me make my mind up. Cardiff School of Engineering is research driven and incredibly successful which has a positive knock–on effect to undergraduate students. We are taught about the most up-to-date techniques and methods. The lecturers are really approachable and pleased to help. I give the quality of life 10/10; I have had the time of my life at Cardiff, Great fun!!! Great life! Great people and a Great University!”


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure


We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates in Civil or Structural Engineering, or a related discipline or for candidates with suitable professional experience.An upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university is usually required. Applicants with relevant professional experience are also considered. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams. Minimum requirements: IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer-based).

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