Structural Engineering MSc

  • For Entry: September
  • UCAS Code: P023134
  • Duration: 12 months
  • College: Art, Science & Engineering
  • School: Engineering, Physics and Mathematics

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 Structural Engineering 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's so good about Structural Engineering at Dundee?

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.

Core Modules
These provide skills generic to engineering and research. The two modules are:

  • Research Methods and Diploma Project
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Engineering

Specialist Modules
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

Research Project
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.

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, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

Fee categoryFees for students starting September 2015
Scottish students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Rest of UK students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
EU students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Overseas students (non-EU) £15,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

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