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Course summary

Designed for professionals aspiring to technical leadership positions within structural engineering design practice, this course focuses on applying engineering principles, advanced materials behaviour and technical themes within structural engineering. You'll develop an advanced approach to research methods so that you can apply your knowledge and understanding of the continually changing issues related to structural engineering and materials. Through explorations of the environmental, technical and sustainability aspects of civil engineering and building construction, you'll gain awareness, understanding of, and competence in, the design, management and construction of structures. Who is this course designed for? This course is suitable for professionals working in construction-related industries, who aspire to senior technical or management positions. Additionally, it's suitable for BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) undergraduate students in related subject areas looking to progress to study a technical postgraduate programme. The skills and knowledge you'll gain on this course will open up opportunities to pursue senior technical and middle/senior management positions. Key Features

  • Professional Accreditation | This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) and recognised as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate degree. See the JBM website for further information.
  • Expert Academic Staff | Be guided by expert academic staff with links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Most staff teaching on the course are members of professional institutions relating to civil engineering, and participate in industrial activities, consultancy and research, ensuring course content allies with current industry practice.
  • Specialist Workshops and Facilities | Advance your technical abilities in our industry-standard facilities in our Maudslay building, located right in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, supported by our team of expert technicians..
  • Flexible Study Options | Our study routes support part-time learners, who wish to balance employment with further study. Significant academic support and guidance is in place to help students returning to study after extended periods in employment.

Modules

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course content. In most modules, you’ll take part in intensive sessions of key point lectures, supported by study guides and other literature. Many modules include presentations by external industry specialists, to provide a real life perspective on the module content. Some modules also include laboratory investigations and computer applications. Non-contact hours include direct out-of-classroom reading and activities, and independent learning and reading is deemed necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course. Our MSc Structural Engineering with Materials course is formed of nine taught modules, totalling 180 credit points:

  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering
  • Advanced Strength of Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Construction Materials
  • Analysis and Design of Surface Structures
  • Condition Assessment and Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure
- Research Project/Dissertation

Assessment method

Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and designs for assessment. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Joint Board of Moderators
  • Engineering Council

How to apply

International applicants

Applying with prior qualifications: 2:2 honours degree in civil engineering or an appropriate built environment subject area. Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience: We will also consider applicants with the following qualifications - Postgraduate diploma, or equivalent academic achievement in civil engineering or appropriate built environment subject area. Applying with industry experience: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have two to three years’ experience, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work. You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure, and civil engineering and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure, and civil engineering or building projects.

Entry requirements

Applying with prior qualifications - 2:2 honours degree in civil engineering or an appropriate built environment subject area. We will also consider applicants with the following qualifications: - Postgraduate diploma, or equivalent academic achievement in civil engineering or appropriate built environment subject area. Applying with industry experience - Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. - If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have two to three years’ experience, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work. - You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure, and civil engineering and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure, and civil engineering or building projects.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

We have a range of competitive scholarships available. Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/funding for further information.

Structural Engineering with Materials at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS