Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Earthquake Engineering

This course provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of structures under seismic actions and other extreme loading conditions; syllabus covers topics related to structural engineering; earthquake engineering; engineering seismology; soil dynamics; and advanced numerical techniques.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in an appropriate subject or overseas equivalent; non-graduates with substantial relevant industrial and professional experience may also be considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Design of steel bridges; earthquake geotechnical engineering; engineering seismology; finite element analysis; non-linear structural analysis; plated structures; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete 1; reinforced concrete 2; seismic design of concrete structures; steel and composite design; seismic design of steel structures; structural dynamics; structural stability.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 13,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Telephone number: 
020 7594 5929