Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Structural Engineering

The course is designed to attract both international and home students, who wish to pursue their career in civil and structural engineering. To meet the increasing demand for structural engineers to design more safe, economic and environmental friendly buildings, the programme content has specifically been designed to give a thorough grounding on current practice with regards to dealing with structural fire and earthquake resistances and design of carbon neutral buildings.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree (2.2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all areas); TOEFL Paper test: 550 (TWE 4); TOEFL Internet test: 79 (reading 18, listening 17, speaking 20, writing 17); BrunELT: 60 per cent (minimum 55 per cent in all sub-scores).

Course modules

Modules include: nonlinear structural analysis and finite element method; structural dynamics and seismic design; advanced construction materials and structural retrofitting technology; advanced reinforced and pre-stressed concrete design; advanced steel design; case studies of modern structures and sustainable structural design; research methods and professional studies; project dissertation. Optional modules include: structural design for fire; foundation, earthworks and pavement design and construction.

Assessment methods

Each of the taught modules is assessed either by formal examination, an assignment, or a balanced combination of two. Methods of assessing assignments include essay, individual/group report, oral presentation and class test. The research project is assessed by dissertation and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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