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Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc

Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Structural Engineering Mechanical Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This unique, industry-focused MSc in Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) is delivered at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility based at Granta Park, near Cambridge. The aim of this MSc course is to develop you into a highly sought after industry-ready engineer with in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of the science and technology of structural integrity, including state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques in inspection. Our Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc focuses on detecting and dealing with defects in structures and how to assess the implications of a particular defect. You will gain a sound understanding of stress analysis, how a structure carries loads, and you’ll learn different aspects relating to instrumentation and damage detection.

Brunel’s Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It can be studied either full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. Brunel's Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc prepares you for an exciting career and our industry-ready graduates are in high demand. Our graduates have gone on to work for industrial companies, research and consultancy organisations, including TWI Ltd, Mott MacDonald, PTT Global Chemical, and Network Rail. They have taken up positions not only in the UK but across the world, in areas such as the oil and gas industry, engineering consultancies, asset management and research organisations.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This module covers the theoretical and practical principles underlying Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Boundary Element Method (BEM) to enable students to understand advanced specialist topics in numerical analysis of stress and structures. Students will learn the numerical tools for stress and strain simulations, particularly for stress concentration and cracks in solids, as well as simulations for non-destructive testing. The module will provide experience in the use of general purposed computer codes in engineering applications.

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Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree,or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject. A non–related subject with good grades in core modules in Stress Analysis or Strength in Materials; Electronics; Material Processing and Manufacturing/Production Technology, may be considered.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more

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