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Civil Engineering Structures MSc

City University London
Course summary
2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time/part time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Civil Engineering Structures MSc

Civil Engineering Structures MSc - a City University degree programme

The programme is important in expanding technical knowledge and skills for professionals in structural analysis and design with an emphasis on advanced analytical techniques and solutions for supporting learning and open prospects for future careers. Candidates will gain a unique understanding of the engineering processes and professional engagements.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in civil engineering or a relevant subject or the equivalent from an international institution.

For those students whose first language is not English or have not previously attended studies in English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 in all categories

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Candidates who are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and are coming to study in the UK may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of the course taken; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note:Candidates requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an MSc in Civil Engineering Structures. 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.

Training Course Content

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.

Core modules:

  • 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

Teaching

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

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.

Read the full programme specification

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

  • UK/EU applicants - Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship of £2,000
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • International Student Scholarships of £2,000
  • Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

Last year, over 80% of UK/EU postgraduate students received one of our scholarships, bursaries or prizes.

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City University London

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