This course is for professional engineers who want to specialise in structural engineering or move into this area of expertise within their existing career. Normally students have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline. Students who don’t have qualifications in civil engineering usually have some relevant work experience in civil engineering structures so they are familiar with working within the specific technical domain.
“We want our graduates to go and work across the world so we foster diverse design approaches in a studio context. We encourage students to explore and look for original solutions within a well-equipped environment. Students also get experience in team working on technical projects which is challenging, but incredibly good for their future careers.”
Course Director, Dr Tatyana Micic
From analysing how carbon nanofibers can prevent corrosion in concrete to gaining insight from experts developing the new Forth Bridge, this MSc in Civil Engineering Structures has been designed to be broad in scope so you can develop your own area of structural engineering expertise.
As a department, we are interested in defining new structural forms and the new materials we could use to create them. We believe civil engineering is a creative and collaborative profession, as much as a technical one. This course gives you the tools to immerse yourself in both the analytical and experimental side of the subject, so you can investigate diverse problems to generate your own structural solutions.
The Civil Engineering Structures MSc mirrors industry practice, so you will work in groups with your peers from the first term onwards and learn from a group of world-leading engineers with diverse research strengths. From earthquake engineering to sustainable construction, you have the opportunity to learn in breadth and depth using high-end industry software to develop conceptual solutions for real-world projec
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators. This means it meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for those who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree or the equivalent.
For those students whose first language is not English or have not previously attended studies in English, the following qualification is also required:
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI 's list of SELT s we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
INTO English Language Programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
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There is a dedicated lab on site equipped with tools to establish and investigate all kinds of construction materials from concrete to timber. You also have access to a metal working workshop where you can liaise with mechanical engineers to develop scale models, and you can experiment within state-of-the-art facilities including specialist soil labs and large-scale equipment including a wind turbine.
We have an extensive library housing all the references, journals and codes of practice that you will need during your studies.
As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
The course is taught by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering with some contribution from Industrial experts. Teaching is mainly in the form of lectures, but IT sessions and seminars are also used where appropriate. Modules are shared between two ten-week teaching terms running October-December and January-March. Although work for the MSc dissertation commences during the second term, most of the research work is carried out during the summer months.
The duration of full-time studies is 12 months. A part-time route is also available, where students spend either two or three years completing this programme. For completion following two years of study, part-time students attend lectures for up to two days each week. Alternatively, three year completion can be achieved by attending a single day each week.
Assessment of theoretical modules is based on a combination of examinations and coursework. Examinations are shared between the January and April/May examination periods. Design oriented modules are normally assessed by coursework only, where students work both in groups and individually on challenging projects that are varied each year. For the MSc dissertation, students are required to attend a viva following submission of the final report.
The course covers advanced study of modern structural engineering subjects, providing an up-to-date combination of design and analytical topics and of theory and professional practice. The course modules cover theoretical aspects of advanced structural engineering and develops appropriate design skills. The course offers a blend of theory and practice at postgraduate level to enhance the career prospects of both recent graduates and mid-career structural engineers.
Graduates have been very successful in securing employment with leading civil engineering consultants, research institutes and government agencies and pursuing doctoral studies both in the UK and internationally.