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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.13k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 11k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 784pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    Established in 2003 with the aim of providing training in the analysis, design and assessment of structures under general conditions. The course is designed to cover a broad and comprehensive set of topics related to steel and concrete structural engineering, using advanced analytical and numerical techniques. Ideally suited to practising engineers with relevant experience, recent graduates with an appropriate first degree will also greatly benefit from attending.

    Course Objectives

    • Produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in structural design and analysis in industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations;
    • Provide the basis for the recognition and understanding of the major features of structural engineering;
    • Develop an understanding of how this knowledge may be applied in practice in an economic and environmentally sustainable manner;
    • Foster the acquisition and implementation of broad research and analytical skills related to structural engineering;
    • Attract highly motivated students irrespective of race, gender, background and physical disability, from the UK and overseas;
    • Develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and the needs of the community including vocational training;
    • Provide an introduction to the subject for students from other relevant disciplines

    Course Structure

    Students will undertake 6 modules in the autumn term (October to December), examined in January, and a further 6 modules in the spring term (January-March), examined after the Easter break.  This second examination period is followed by a 2-week conceptual group design exercise and a major individual piece of work, either research or design based. The course culminates in a final project which can be design or research orientated.

    part-time options are :

    • One day per week over three years
    • Term release

    The term release option normally involves:

    Attendance in the autumn term of one year and the spring term of a second year.  The dissertation is undertaken with regular guidance from a College supervisor, by private study or by arrangement at your place of employment.

    Year 1.  Autumn Term:  attend for the entire term (11 weeks), students thereby taking the first half of the taught portion of the course. Spring Term:  undertake examination of autumn-term modules only.  Summer Term:  no attendance

    Year 2.  Autumn Term:  no attendance.  Spring Term:  complete (11 weeks) attendance, students thereby attending the second half of the taught portion of the course.  Summer Term:  take examination papers covering material from the Spring Term.  Undertake Conceptual Design Project (2-weeks of attendance)

    Year 3.  Undertake Research Dissertation or Detailed Design Project

    Course work will be submitted at the time required for the full-time course, that is either during Year 1 Autumn term, or during Year 2 Spring and Summer terms, or later as appropriate.

    The Dissertation/Project will be submitted at the end of year 3, in time for the September Examiners' meeting.

    Autumn Term

    • CI9-STR-02 Reinforced Concrete I (Core)
    • CI9-STR-06 Finite Element Analysis (Core)
    • CI9-STR-08 Structural Dynamics (Core)
    • CI9-STR-19 Steel Components (Core)
    • CI9-STR-34 Structural Analysis (Core)
    • CI9-STR-37 Geotechnical Hazards (Core)

    Spring Term

    • CI9-STR-09 Reinforced Concrete II
    • CI9-STR-11 Nonlinear Structural Analysis (Core)
    • CI9-STR-13 Seismic Design of Concrete Structures (Core)
    • CI9-STR-21 Seismic Design of Steel Structures (Core)
    • CI9-STR-35 Design of Bridges
    • CI9-STR-36 Structural Reliability Theory
    • CI9-STR-38 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

    Summer Term

    • CI9-STR-18 Design Project - Dissertation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Minimum Entry requirements

    • A good Upper Second, or First Class Degree (or Overseas Equivalent), in engineering or another numerate discipline.
    • Good mathematical skills.
    • Relevant Postgraduate industrial experience is favoured.
    • Meet the College English language requirements for postgraduate applicants. 

    Departmental MSc Scholarships

    All candidates who have indicated their wish to be considered for available funding at the application stage.
    Awards will be based on academic excellence and relevant experience. 
    Number of awards: up to 17
    Application Deadline: 31 March 2014

    Value - full or partial tuition fee waiver

    Please note that part-time study is not available to applicants requiring Tier 4 Visas.

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