Qualification name:Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Including:Civil Engineering or closely related degrees.
Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences and most other Engineering subjects
Other requirements:Applicants need to have studied multiple courses in Structures, Geotechnics and Fluids
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Campus:University Park Campus
This 12 month course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering.
An innovative feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme (in this case, structural engineering) by choosing specific modules in the first two semesters and completing a project related to the theme.
As such, you will concentrate on the technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of structural engineering for the award of MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering.
- We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities.
- The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
- The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.
- Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for further learning for a chartered engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
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The compulsory modules taken on this course are designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period.
By taking the MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, you will be expected to focus these core modules and your subsequent research project on an issue relating to Structural Engineering.
The course is taught through lectures, tutorials, projects and student-centred learning.
In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to either further develop your studies in this area or to include other topics offered from an approved list of civil engineering modules.
Over the summer period, you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice relating to structural engineering. The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff.
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
For more details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.
The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.
Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.
The Graduate School website at The University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
International and EU students
The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.
Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.
The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.
The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering.
Average starting salary and career progression
Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.