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MSc Structural Engineering


Course Description

Do you want to develop your capabilities in the analysis and codifying of design in specialised aspects of structural engineering? If so, this programme is for you. On our course you will build up your knowledge gained from your undergraduate programme, and upon completion of the MSc, put your skills into action with businesses that so demand your expertise.

WHY SURREY?

Graduate students should find the programme of substantial benefit in developing the knowledge and skills acquired in their undergraduate programme, particularly in gaining advanced capabilities in the areas of analysis and codified design in specialised aspects of structural engineering that are required by industry.

Visit the website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/structural-engineering

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Our Structural Engineering postgraduate programme is organised and delivered by the Faculty’s own staff, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities.

For practising engineers engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, the programme provides an opportunity to update their knowledge of current design practice and to familiarise themselves with developments in codes and methods of analysis.

You will be able to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The programme may also be studied by distance learning.

Programme structure

The modular arrangement is intended to tailor the programme to your individual needs and provide maximum flexibility in terms of attendance of full-time and part-time students.

The majority of modules run for eleven weeks and comprise approximately 33 hours (three hours per week) of class time and 120 hours of self-study and assignments.

Successful completion of four modules is required for a student to gain a Postgraduate Certificate, eight modules for a Postgraduate Diploma. Eight modules and a dissertation are required for the award of an MSc.

Individual modules can be used to contribute towards a continuing professional development programme.

Module overview

To achieve the MSc Structural Engineering, you will need to pass eight modules, with at least four being chosen from the Structural Engineering group of modules and a further two from the Structural or Bridge Engineering groups of modules. The remaining two modules are a free choice from all the Civil Engineering module groups.

There are over 30 modules available, each worth 15 credits, covering the general areas of bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water engineering, construction management, and infrastructure engineering and management. The MSc is classified as technical for the purpose of accreditation by the relevant professional bodies.

Civil Engineering module groups

MSc programmes in Bridge Engineering, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering share module options. The modules fall under six streams of study:

Bridge Engineering modules:

• Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
• Bridge Management
• Durability of Bridges and Structures
• Long Span Bridges
• Pre-stressed Concrete Bridge Design
• Steel and Composite Bridge Design

Construction Management modules:

• Construction, Management and Law
• Construction Organisation
• Project and Risk Management

Geotechnical Engineering modules:

• Soil–Structure Interaction
• Advanced Soil Mechanics
• Energy Geotechnics
• Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
• Geotechnical Structures

Structural Engineering modules:

• Concrete Building Design
• Design of Masonry Structures
• Earthquake Engineering
• Space Structures
• Steel Building Design
• Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
• Structural Safety and Reliability
• Subsea Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering and Management modules:

• Infrastructure Investment and Financing
• Infrastructure Asset Management
• Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience
• Sustainability and Infrastructure

Water Engineering modules*:

• Applied Chemistry and Microbiology (Intensive)
• Environmental Health
• Groundwater Control
• Pollution Control and Waste Management
• Regulation and Management
• Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
• Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling
• Water Treatment

* Students must meet prerequisites for some of these modules to be able to take them.

Academic support, facilities and equipment

Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of 17 full- or part-time members of staff, as well as over 20 visiting lecturers.

As part of your learning experience, you will have at your disposal a wide range of relevant software, including ANSYS, ABAQUS, DIANA, SAP 2000, Integer SuperSTRESS, LUSAS, CRISP, MATLAB, PertMaster DRACULA and VISSIM.

Modes of study

Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The majority of Bridge, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

These courses have been accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). In addition the programmes have EURACE accreditation.

MSc Structural Engineering (technical) (1 year FT, 2-5 year PT and DL)

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate

Visit the MSc Structural Engineering page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Polyvios Oikonomou

603.jpg I came to the University of Surrey when I was 18, 5 years ago, joining the course of Civil Engineering. I have to admit that through my entire experience the university helped me in various and important ways.

Most specifically, I had the opportunity to understand and identify the importance and meaning of the subject I was interested in, and now as an extension of the course I have the chance to specialise in structural engineering.

Furthermore, what really needs to be addressed is the environment and the location of the university, which help the students in everyday life to gain energy and confidence. I think it helped a lot to be always near the lake and trees; anywhere that has so much green is related to life.

Finally, what really helped me and other foreign students, is the variety of nationalities of students at Surrey; it is absolutely remarkable how many different students from different countries there are.

It is amazing, because apart from the fact that nobody ever feels like a stranger, students have the chance to meet different people with different traditions and it helps the student gain a better view of life in general. No matter how different the students are, they co-operate with each other and they realise how many common things they have. It is interests that bring people together, not the place or the language...

The university also offers some very good facilities for all kinds of interests such as Gym, football, basketball, dancing, etc but from my point of view what really made the difference were the 3 parameters discussed above (level of course, great environment and variety of nationalities). I really think the university helped me, mostly in identifying what is best for myself and my future, and my everyday life was just great.

(Student Profile)

Mina Giagia

I have always been interested in structures and doing an MSc in that field was my dream.
Having worked in a construction company before, and already possessing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, I was keen to expand my knowledge in structural engineering. This course provides an attractive programme structure with a good variety of interesting modules. Given that engineering is a demanding degree on its own, advanced engineering, emphasising structures in particular, can be a challenge. At University, I have the full support of my family and friends, my personal tutor and the programme director, along with the staff in my department.
What is fascinating about this degree is the extent to which it both covers and promotes the practical capabilities necessary for an engineer. Focusing on design of the most commonly used structural materials, along with the construction aspect, what more can an engineer seek? This course offers a substantial range of skills, but requires complete devotion and a lot of work. For anyone who is determined to put a lot of effort in and is enthusiastic about engineering, it will be a greatly profitable experience.

(Student Profile)

Evangelos Alexakis

Structural Engineering is one of the most challenging disciplines of engineering. Surrey’s MSc programme gave me the opportunity to meet the needs of engineers engaged in the field of structural engineering, and enhance my expertise in this area.

As I progressed throughout my degree, I developed as an individual and as part of a team. Having studied full-time, the course pushed the boundaries of what I thought I could achieve, which was really rewarding.

Experienced academic members of staff, in combination with visiting specialist lecturers, greatly enhanced my analytical problem-solving skills and the support facilities provided me with all the necessary resources to complete a number of challenging projects.

Surrey’s MSc in Structural Engineering was a career-orientated course, covering both theoretical and practical design considerations, which enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the field thus providing me with the means to get where I am today; working as a Structural Engineer in the oil and gas industry.

(Student Profile)

MINA GIAGIA

I have always been interested in structures and doing an MSc in that field was my dream. Having worked in a construction company before, and already possessing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, I was keen to expand my knowledge in structural engineering. This course provides an attractive programme structure with a good variety of interesting modules. Given that engineering is a demanding degree on its own, advanced engineering, emphasising structures in particular, can be a challenge. At University, I have the full support of my family and friends, my personal tutor and the programme director, along with the staff in my department.

What is fascinating about this degree is the extent to which it both covers and promotes the practical capabilities necessary for an engineer. Focusing on design of the most commonly used structural materials, along with the construction aspect, what more can an engineer seek? This course offers a substantial range of skills, but requires complete devotion and a lot of work. For anyone who is determined to put a lot of effort in and is enthusiastic about engineering, it will be a greatly profitable experience.


(Scholarship)

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

Self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on .


(Scholarship)

GREAT Surrey Scholarships India - 6 Awards

Funded by the University and the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign, up to six scholarships worth £5,000 (paid in the form of a fee discount) are being offered on postgraduate taught courses from the following subjects:- Chemical and Process Engineering
- Chemistry
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environment and Sustainability
- Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering Sciences
- PhysicsWHO CAN APPLY?You can apply for a GREAT Surrey Scholarship if:- You hold a high first-class degree from an Indian university (the minimum requirement is 65 per cent from a prestigious university or 70 per cent from a regional university).
- You hold an offer from Surrey to study any MSc course within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as listed above (you must hold an offer before submitting an application for a scholarship)

Value of Scholarship(s)

5,000

Eligibility

The GREAT Scholarship – India programme is aimed at high-calibre Indian students who want to study for a postgraduate programme in engineering.

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete the online form - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/content/great-scholarships-india-2016

Further Information

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/scholarships/great-surrey-scholarships-india



Entry Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng).English language requirements-IELTS minimum overall: 6.5-IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

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