Civil Engineering Structures at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is for professional engineers who want to specialise in structural engineering or move into this area of expertise to advance their career. Normally students have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline. Students who don’t have qualifications in civil engineering usually have relevant work experience in civil engineering structures so they are familiar with working within the specific technical domain. Objectives From analysing how carbon nanofibers can reduce the effect of corrosion in concrete to gaining insight from experts developing the new Forth Bridge, this MSc in Civil Engineering Structures has been designed to be broad in scope so you can develop your own area of structural engineering expertise. As a department, we have broad interests from defining new structural forms to practical application of new materials. We believe civil engineering is a creative and collaborative profession, as much as a technical one. This course gives you the tools to immerse yourself in both the analytical and experimental side of the subject, so you can investigate diverse problems to generate your own structural solutions. The Civil Engineering Structures MSc mirrors industry practice, so you will work in groups with your peers from the first term onwards and learn from a group of world-leading engineers with diverse research strengths. From earthquake engineering to sustainable construction, you have the opportunity to learn in breadth and depth using high-end industry software to develop safe solutions for real-world projects. This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council 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.


Full time students attend taught modules during terms 1 and 2 and complete their Dissertation project within the 12-months. Part time students attend half the taught modules in the first 12-months, followed by the other half the next academic year. The Dissertation project is undertaken in the second year and submitted within 27 months from the start of the course. These modules will give you unique insight into computer analysis of structures for blast and fire, bridge engineering, and earthquake analysis where you may look at techniques for analysing structures and safe design. Core Modules:

  • Structural Reliability and Risk (10 credits)
  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Stability (20 credits)
  • Dynamics of Structures (15 credits)
  • Finite Element Methods (15 credits)
  • Design of Concrete Structures (15 credits)
  • Design of Steel and Composite Structures (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
Elective Modules: You will be able to study two of the following elective modules:
  • Earthquake Analysis of Structures (15 credits)
  • Analysis of steel and concrete structures for blast and fire exposure (15 credits)
- Bridge Engineering (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment for the programme is based on coursework and written examinations. The assessment strategy is that main fundamental and theoretical topics are primarily assessed by written examinations, applied (practice oriented) topics are assessed by design projects, and computer oriented modules are assessed by online exercises (coursework). The research project is assessed through a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second-class honours degree in civil engineering or a relevant subject or the equivalent from an international institution. Other Suitable Qualifications: INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes - If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree. Kaplan International College (KIC) London: Additionally, City in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to City is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20760 Whole course
International £20760 Whole course
England £10110 Whole course
Scotland £10110 Whole course
Wales £10110 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10110 Whole course

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Civil Engineering Structures at City, University of London - UCAS