The MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering is made up of the following modules, each delivered in a separate block with the exception of the Integrating Project and Research Project:
- Computational Mechanics;
- Global Professional Development;
- Advanced Design Concepts;
- Advanced Structural Analysis Concepts;
- Soil-structure Interaction;
- Experimental Methods for Materials and Structures;
- Bridge Engineering;
- Integrated Project;
- Technical Project
The course can be studied on a full-time (one year), or part-time basis (two years). Tuition is in one-week intensive blocks, with a few weeks' gap in between blocks for individual research and study. Assessment for the taught modules is a mixture of examination and coursework. For part-time students the blocks are spread over two years rather than one.
This is followed by an Integrated Project and an individual Research Project. For full-time students the Integrating Project is normally team-based and investigates a real engineering problem. For part-time students the Integrating Project is chosen to specifically link their work with their studies.
Training in research methods is given in preparation for the Research Project. Research topics are chosen in discussion with academic staff and a wide range of potential areas within civil and structural engineering are available.
As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.