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.
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.
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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.
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.
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).
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
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