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The University of Sheffield

Structural Engineering

Develop skills in the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures. You can tailor the course to your specific interests, so it's ideal for practising structural engineers who want to enhance their skills or for anyone pursuing a career in this field.

Entry requirements

MSc (Eng): 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 Design; Computational Structural Analysis and Research Skills; Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration.

Examples of optional modules:
Innovations in Structural Concrete; Advanced Concrete Design; Structural Design and Fire Resistance of Medium Rise Steel-framed Buildings; Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics; Blast and Impact Effects on Structures; Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures; Geotechnical Design; Sustainable Concrete Technology.

Assessment methods

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


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

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