University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

This course, run jointly by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, provides advanced training for structural engineers; graduates are trained in a range of analytical methods and tools, with a particular emphasis on computer-based methods using advanced software; students also develop high-level problem-solving skills, enabling them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult engineering challenges.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in civil engineering or a related subject; applicants with backgrounds in other fields may be accepted; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: plastic analysis of frames and slabs (taught at Edinburgh); fire resistance of structures (taught at Edinburgh); applied engineering mechanics (taught at Glasgow); structural dynamics and earthquake engineering (taught at Glasgow); thin-walled members and stability (taught at Edinburgh); mechanics of repairing and strengthening of structures (taught at Edinburgh); computational modelling of nonlinear problems (taught at Glasgow); structural concrete (taught at Glasgow).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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