Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Structural Engineering Design and Management

This programme is aimed at students with good numerical and analytical abilities, who are working towards Chartered Engineer status. Professional bodies, such as the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers, require members to hold an accredited Master's level degree for entry; the research element is aimed at those who would wish to consider a research career or a PhD in Structures.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) in a related discipline, with relevant previous work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: bridge engineering; construction management; numerical methods; research methods for managers; structural repairs and maintenance; whole life management of structures; business management; design and communication; design management; geotechnics; structures; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Practical laboratory classes; problem-centred techniques such as case studies; computer/software practical demonstrations and applications; non-book media (videos and podcasts); individual research; oral presentations; group projects; online discussion forums; industry visits; practitioner workshops; a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

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School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
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