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Structural Engineering, MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Structural Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The role of the structural engineer is of growing importance to society as populations grow and the world becomes more inter-connected. Skyscrapers are getting taller and bridges are getting longer. The Green Energy revolution requires energy generating infrastructure to be structurally designed for resilience in harsh environments, e.g. high wind or deep marine locations. As a major contributor to CO2 production (10% of global emissions), the construction industry depends on structural engineers to design energy efficient buildings, using appropriate materials to minimise the environmental impact of the sector.

Students on the MSc Structural Engineering course will be provided with in-depth knowledge and exposure to established and innovative ideas and techniques to enable them to develop sound solutions to structural engineering problems.

It will cover the diverse nature of structural engineering through the integration of knowledge from mechanics, materials, structural analysis and structural design. The programme will also cover the latest technical trends in Civil and Structural Engineering including advanced computational modelling skills and will cover technical challenges and solutions faced in the management and delivery of large scale infrastructure works.

Accredited by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), and the Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the MSc Structural Engineering degree at Swansea will be strongly positioned for rewarding opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles.

  • Structural Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Earthquake Engineer
  • Building Structure Design
  • Aerospace Structural Design
  • Marine/Offshore Structural Design
  • Computational Engineer

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Modules

The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff, within the wide scope of structural engineering.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Structural Engineering is a first or second class honours degree (2.2) in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering, or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. You will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%, however performance in key modules will also be considered. We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more