Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Structural Steel Design

The course provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of steel and composite structures.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) or overseas equivalent; special cases, based on relevant experience, may be made in some circumstances. 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: Cold-formed steel design; design of steel bridges; design of steel buildings; field trip; finite element analysis; non-linear structural analysis; plated structures; seismic design of steel structures; steel components; structural dynamics; structural stability; structural steel technology; structural assessment and loading; steel components; structural analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examination and coursework, followed by a 5 month period involving 1 or more design projects and/or a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Bursary schemes by Steel Construction Institute and British Steel.


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 £ 13,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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