University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Steel Construction

Steel structures are widespread in the UK and increasingly popular around the world. This specialisation prepares you for a structural engineering career in a vast international construction market. Many of our graduates join engineering consultancies, in roles such as structural engineer, building services engineer and sustainability consultant; some join architecture practices. Employers include Arup, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Roger Preston and Partners, Cundall and Foster and Partners.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: linear systems and structural analysis; structural dynamics (earthquakes and vibration); computational structural analysis; structural design; structural design and fire resistance. Optional modules: fatigue and fracture; design of earthquake resistant structures; innovations in structural concrete; blast and impact effects on structures; advanced simulation of high strain rate dynamics; geotechnical design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination. For environment courses, you�ll also take class and practical tests.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time - 1 years
MSc (Eng) Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5711