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The University of Sheffield

Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

Learn how to deal with structural dynamics problems in areas of earthquake engineering, civil vibration engineering, and blast and impact. Our teaching is based on the expertise of The Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group, known internationally for its applied approach to civil engineering dynamics.

Entry requirements

MSc (Eng): Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent overseas level qualification. 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 and Research Skills; Structural Design; Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures; Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics.

Examples of optional modules:
Advanced Concrete Design; Sustainable Concrete Technology; Structural Design and Fire Resistance; Innovations in Structural Concrete; Blast and Impact Effects on Structures; Geotechnical Design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination.

Sponsorship information

If you choose an environment course, you may be eligible for financial support. Full-time students that have accepted a place with us can apply for a bursary to cover fees and some living expenses. See our website for more information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 22,450 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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