Exit Menu

Structural Engineering MSc

Course code

H210PSTRUCEN

Start date

September

Subject area

Civil Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time

Fees

2019/20

UK / EU £9,100

International £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2

Back to top

Overview

Our Structural Engineering MSc degree is a highly specialist course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and management skills to meet the real-world needs of safety and sustainability in the civil engineering and construction industry.

You will study the traditional elements of structural engineering and deepen your knowledge of structural analysis and design, and sustainable construction. You’ll also develop advanced and specialist knowledge on topical subjects such as fire protection, environmental hazards and energy efficient buildings.

You’ll have access to our custom-designed technical facilities for the testing of materials and structures. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the purpose-built computer laboratories.

During your studies, there is a residential field trip with hands-on construction experience where you will build a scaled-down version of a bridge, building or dam. You will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals, as well as visits to construction sites and civil engineering development projects.

Our MSc structural engineering degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MSc degree in structural engineering fully meets the educational requirement for progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. It is studied full-time over one year.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

Back to top

Course content

You will study the taught modules in the first two terms and then spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is an advanced piece of research related to structural design and is assessed through a final 20,000 word submission.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Back to top

Careers and your future

A structural engineering degree from Brunel will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to work on a vast range of modern projects in the construction and civil engineering sector.

Many of our civil engineering graduates have technical and creative roles with contractors and consultants working on large infrastructure projects such as bridges and tall buildings.

Some go on to jobs with national and local government agencies or major firms of consulting engineers. Others specialise in construction, sustainability, innovative materials, foundation engineering, geotechnical exploration, highway engineering or fire protection.

Back to top

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
Back to top

EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

Back to top

Fees and funding

2019/20

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

International

£18,720 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Back to top

Teaching and Learning

Our structural engineering degree is delivered by a diverse team of academic staff. This means you’ll be learning from a teaching team with both scientific knowledge and industrial experience. There will also be guest lectures from our industry partners, a field trip and structural engineering site visits.

Study will combine lectures, tutorials and seminars, laboratory work, computer simulation, field work, self-study, research reports and project work.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Back to top

Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed via assignments, presentations, technical and laboratory reports, design and research projects, exams and your dissertation.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.