The MSc Civil Engineering Structures is a long established and accredited programme for professional engineers who wish to expand their technical knowledge and skills in structural analysis and design. The programme includes advanced analytical techniques, use of current design standards but also use of technology solutions as extensive specialist software is available to support learning and open prospects for future careers. The Department of Civil Engineering offers a unique academic environment with many opportunities for creative design, research and professional engagement both at the University and with professional institutions and well known consulting engineers that are located in the vicinity. Experts from industry are regularly invited to provide insight into state of the art in structural engineering and diverse career opportunities.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
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The course covers advanced study of modern structural engineering subjects, providing an up-to-date combination of design and analytical topics and of theory and professional practice. The course modules cover theoretical aspects of advanced structural engineering and develops appropriate design skills. The course offers a blend of theory and practice at postgraduate level to enhance the career prospects of both recent graduates and mid-career structural engineers.
* Advanced analysis and analysis of structures
* Structural dynamics
* Finite element methods
* Structural reliability and risk
* Design of concrete structures
* Design of steel and composite structures
In addition, two elective modules are selected from:
* Analysis of steel and concrete structures for blast and fire exposure
* Bridge engineering
* Earthquake analysis of structures.
Read the full programme specification - http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/178619/PSCEST-MSc-Civil-Engineering-Structures.pdf
Teaching and Assessment
The course is taught by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering with some contribution from Industrial experts. Teaching is mainly in the form of lectures, but IT sessions and seminars are also used where appropriate. Modules are shared between two ten-week teaching terms running October-December and January-March. Although work for the MSc dissertation commences during the second term, most of the research work is carried out during the summer months.
The duration of full-time studies is 12 months. A part-time route is also available, where students spend either two or three years completing this programme. For completion following two years of study, part-time students attend lectures for up to two days each week. Alternatively, three year completion can be achieved by attending a single day each week.
Assessment of theoretical modules is based on a combination of examinations and coursework. Examinations are shared between the January and April/May examination periods. Design oriented modules are normally assessed by coursework only, where students work both in groups and individually on challenging projects that are varied each year. For the MSc dissertation, students are required to attend a viva following submission of the final report.
Graduates have been very successful in securing employment with leading civil engineering consultants, research institutes and government agencies and pursuing doctoral studies both in the UK and internationally.
Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in civil engineering or a relevant subject or the equivalent from an international institution.