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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.

Qualifications

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

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