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The University of Sheffield

Steel Construction

The majority of new buildings in the UK have steel structures, the use of steel in construction is growing in many other parts of the world.

This specialist course aims to prepare structural engineers for careers in the global construction industry by providing advanced knowledge of the properties and applications of steel.

There is an active steel structures group within the department whose research feeds directly into our MSc (Eng) in Steel Construction.

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 Dynamics (Earthquakes and Vibration); Computational Structural Analysis and Research Skills; Structural Design; Structural Design and Fire Resistance.

Examples of optional modules:
Innovations in Structural Concrete; Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics; Blast and Impact Effects on Structures; Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures; Geotechnical Design.

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 22,450 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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