University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Structural Engineering

This programme is delivered by the Faculty's own staff, together with practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. For practising engineers engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, this programme provides an opportunity to update their knowledge of current design practice and to become familiar with developments in codes and methods of analysis. You will be able to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. The programme is offered in the standard full-time mode, in addition to part-time and distance learning options. Graduates from the programme are highly employable and may progress to relevant specialist PhD or EngD research programmes in the field.

Course modules

Example module listing: Structural engineering group modules: Steel building design; space structures; structural mechanics and finite elements; subsea engineering; concrete building design; structural safety and reliability; earthquake engineering; design of masonry structures.Bridge engineering group modules: bridge deck loading and analysis; prestressed concrete bridge design; durability of bridges and structures; bridge management; steel and composite bridge design; long-span bridges. Geotechnical engineering group modules: advanced soil mechanics; energy geotechnics; geotechnical structures; soil-structure interaction; deep foundations and earth retaining structures. Construction management group modules: Construction management and law; construction organisation; project and risk management. Infrastructure engineering group modules: Infrastructure investment and financing; infrastructure interdependencies and resilience; infrastructure asset management; sustainability and infrastructure. Water and environmental engineering group modules; environmental health; water treatment.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some overseas students can apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) award, if they are in possession of a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in civil or structural engineering. GREAT Surrey Scholarships: Enabling you to gain a deep insight into a specialised field by studying in a research-focused institution with close links to industry, a Master's qualification in Engineering from the University of Surrey gives you a significant advantage in your future career. For selected postgraduate courses starting in 2015, the University is offering graduates from India the opportunity to apply for one of ten scholarships worth £3,000 through the GREAT Scholarships (India programme).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 - 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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