The MSc in Structural Engineering is part of the Division of Civil Engineering's extensive programme of postgraduate studies and research. The course builds on the Division's renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of civil engineering.
Why study this course at Dundee?
This course, taught by researchers in a world-class department, will prepare you for a successful career in industry, commerce or academia.
The programme offers a combination of core modules providing skills generic to engineering and research, and specialist modules providing in-depth and advanced knowledge, together with industry or research related projects in a wide range of areas. These include space structure dynamics, eye biomechanics, cable-stayed bridges, water tower dynamics, pre-stressed concrete design, and analysis of fabric structures.
Part-time students also have the option of relating their research project directly to ongoing work within their employment.
By studying for this course, you will also develop your transferable skills in research methods, communication and management of large and small scale projects.
What is so good about this course?
Civil Engineering at Dundee is ranked top in Scotland for research. You will have the opportunity to engage with leading edge research at Dundee, meaning we attract students of the highest calibre and our graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide. Students studying on our masters programmes benefit from our renowned research expertise and industry experience.
You will benefit from our renowned research expertise and industry experience, as well as access to advanced world-class experimental and computational facilities.
Who should study this course?
It is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.
Modules are taught via lectures and tutorials.
These provide skills generic to engineering and research. The two modules are:
- Research Methods and Diploma Project
- Health, Safety & Environmental Engineering
The specialist modules provide in-depth and advanced knowledge, and build upon the Division's recognised expertise in structural engineering. These cover the following topics::
- Advanced Structural Analysis
- Earthquake Engineering and Concrete Assessment
- Innovative Structures
- Construction Systems
The research project gives you the opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to our research. At the end of the project students submit a dissertation based on their research. Students select their projects from a list offered by the academic staff or may suggest their own topic.
The course is assessed by coursework and examination.
We are proud of our achievements in graduate employment. The blend of science, technology and management education and training gained in a unique learning environment that is both challenging and friendly, makes our graduates attractive to employers in civil engineering and a wider range of sectors.
Graduates from Dundee have gone on to achieve high level positions in most sectors of the profession. These include consulting engineers and contractors, the offshore industry and research organisations.
Year of Entry: 2015
You should normally have, or expect to have an honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent professional or overseas qualifications, in a relevant academic discipline.
EU and International students
For entry requirements tailored to your home country visit the Your Country pages.
English Language Requirement
Please check our English language requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English language courses.
English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year. These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.
The 24 week Pre-Sessional programme (March – August) provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and the 10 week Pre-Sessional programme (June – August) (October – December) provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.
There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application. Find out more about fee status.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2015/16|
|Scottish, Rest of UK and EU students||£4,500 per year of study
Applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan"
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£15,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants"
Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
Dr Ian Mackie
Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1382 384702