Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering MSc

 
  

Fact file

Qualification
MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
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)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

This course provides technical knowledge and skills to solve civil engineering problems, as well as transferable skills.
Read full overview

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.

Key facts

  • 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.

    Visit the JBM website for more information.

Presessional English for Academic Purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Course details

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.

 
 
 

Funding

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.

UK/EU Students

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.

 
 

Careers

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

In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

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.  

 
 
 

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Get in touch
+44 (0)115 951 4081
Engineering videos

Engineering videos

 
 

The Enquiry Centre

The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

t: +44 (0) 115 951 5559
f: +44 (0) 115 951 5812
w: Frequently asked questions
Make an enquiry