University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Structural Engineering

**Why choose this course** Structural engineers create the 'bones and muscles' of human-made structures. Running since 1966, our course allows you to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. You'll be taught by forward-thinking academics who are at the top of their field, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. You will also benefit from the first-class facilities that Surrey has to offer. Our course is offered as standard full-time study. There are also part-time and distance learning options that you may also wish to consider. **What you will study** Our well-established and fully-accredited MSc in Structural Engineering will enable you to generate advanced capabilities in analysis and codified design in the specialised areas of structural engineering. It will allow you to build on the knowledge and skills you've acquired from your undergraduate programme. If you are a practising engineer engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, this course will provide you with an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and to become familiar with developments in codes and methods of analysis.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) DISSERTATION PROJECT - Compulsory ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS - Optional APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Optional BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS - Optional CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW - Optional CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION - Optional DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES - Optional ENERGY GEOTECHNICS - Optional ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE - Optional PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional SPATIAL STRUCTURES - Optional STEEL BUILDING DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS - Optional WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE - Optional WATER TREATMENT - Optional BRIDGE MANAGEMENT - Optional BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING - Optional CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - Optional DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES - Optional EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - Optional GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT - Optional POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT - Optional PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT - Optional REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT - Optional SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION - Optional STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY - Optional SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Optional WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Students need to take four modules from the Structures Group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures Group and the last two modules can be from any group. Structural Engineering Group: ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Spatial Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering Bridge Engineering Group: ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design Construction Management Group: ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation ENGM239 Project & Risk Management Infrastructure Engineering Group: ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM281 Building Information Modelling Water Engineering Group: ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management ENGM040 Regulation & Management ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing Geotechnical Engineering Group: ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures Please see our website for PT & DL modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2020 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 60 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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