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Advanced Structural Engineering (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)


Course Description

Develop skills in the analysis, design and assessment of engineering structures subject to normal, seismic and extreme loading and environmental conditions.

Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this course offers a wide range of structural engineering principles, as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations.

Through this highly technical course, studied one year full-time or two years part-time, you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.

Part-time study is flexible. Normally students will take three years to complete the programme if they undertake one module per week but the length of the course can be reduced to two years, if two modules are taken each week. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MScPGDipPGCert-Advanced-Structural-Engineering-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

You will also learn failure analysis methods, the Eurocodes and the code of practice for the design of various construction materials, research skills and the legal issues surrounding construction.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). Industry practitioners are regularly invited as guest speakers and lecturers.

Subjects include:
- Advanced mechanics of materials and FEA
- Advanced structural concrete
- Advanced; structural steel design
- Forensic engineering;
- Foundation design to eurocode 7
- Structural; dynamics and earthquake design
- MSc thesis

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Visit the Advanced Structural Engineering (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical) or a Physical Science (Maths or Physics). We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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