Structural Engineering MSc

Why choose this course?

Running since 1966 this long established fully accredited programme enables you to be able to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects. The programme is offered in the standard full-time mode, in addition to part-time and distance learning options.

You’ll be taught by leading academics who are at the forefront of their field, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities, and benefit from the first-class facilities that Surrey has to offer.

What you will study

Our well-established and fully accredited Structural Engineering Masters programme will enable you to build advanced capabilities in analysis and codified design in specialised aspects of structural engineering.

The MSc in Structural Engineering will allow you to build on the knowledge and skills acquired from your undergraduate programme. For practising engineers engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, this programme provides an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and to become familiar with developments in codes and methods of analysis.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Distance-learning 24 months Feb 2018
MSc Full-time 12 months Feb 2018
MSc Part-time 24 months Feb 2018
MSc Distance-learning 24 months Oct 2018
MSc Full-time 12 months Oct 2018
MSc Part-time 24 months Oct 2018
Stag Hill

Professional recognition

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
Accredited by IStructE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Academic support, facilities and equipment

As part of your learning experience, you will have at your disposal a wide range of relevant software, including ANSYS, ABAQUS, DIANA, SAP 2000, Integer SuperSTRESS, LUSAS, CRISP, MATLAB, PertMaster DRACULA and VISSIM.

Programme leader

Professor Gerry Parke

Our students

  • Pam Billy Fom, PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering

    “My supervisors are academics with a solid interest and capability in my area of research. I’ve found them outstanding.”

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  • Mina Giagia, MSc Structural Engineering

    "This course provides an attractive programme structure with a good variety of interesting modules."

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Our graduates

  • Evangelos Alexakis, MSc Structural Engineering

    “As I progressed throughout my degree, I developed as an individual and as part of a team.”

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  • Patroklos Hadjinikodimou, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

    “I feel that coming to Surrey was the correct decision as, shortly after my graduation, I was offered a job as a Graduate Engineer at WSP, one of the world’s leading civil engineering firms.”

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Discover

  • My Surrey experience – Kristian Fowler, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

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  • My Surrey experience – Patroklos Hadjinikodimou, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

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  • From K’Nex to the construction site

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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Modules

 

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects.

Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng plus approval from the relevant institution. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also accepted.

Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng).

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Distance-learning Feb 2018 £1,100* £2,200*
Full-time Feb 2018 £9,500 £19,000
Part-time Feb 2018 £1,100* £2,200*
Distance-learning Oct 2018 £1,100* £2,200*
Full-time Oct 2018 £9,800 £19,800
Part-time Oct 2018 £1,100* £2,200*

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Funding

Loans, scholarships and financial support

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans. Learn more.

 

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees.

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Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences 2018 entry

These university-funded scholarships are worth £2,500 - £5,000 for 2018 entry on select MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences departments.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Contact us

General enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:

+44-(0)1483-682-222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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