M.Sc. Structural Engineering

University of East London

Application deadline: as soon as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,550 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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UEL has been offering post-graduate programmes in the area of Civil Engineering from 1964. The general aim of the present programme is to provide graduate structural engineers the opportunity to develop and gain additional expertise to meet higher demands of our profession, and help you fast-track your career.

This programme will enhance your knowledge in different areas of structural engineering, such as advanced structural analysis, design in concrete, steel, timber and masonry, dynamics and earthquake engineering, and soil-structure engineering. It will also provide you with deep understanding and skills in research methods. Moreover, our MSc programmes in Civil and Structural Engineering have a wide professional recognition, since they are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural and Highways & Transportation Engineers.

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) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree (see for further information). We also offer opportunities for those in work by providing part-time opportunities for study and support to help balance their work and study commitments.

Key Facts

UEL civil engineering was ranked 3rd in London (after UCL and Imperial College) and 4th amongst modern universities in The Guardians University Guide 2013: League Table For Civil Engineering.

Why Choose Us?

We strive to provide our students with learning opportunities and practical skills that will help them in their future employment. We will help you gain a comprehensive depth of knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices and theories in Structural Engineering. There is a highly practical emphasis to the programme in the way it addresses many theoretical, design and professional issues. The programme continues to develop, becoming increasingly popular both in the UK and overseas. Engineers employed in the construction industry find the part-time mode of the programme both flexible and adaptable and easily tailored to suit their personal requirements.

Contents

The programme offers a number of self-contained taught modules, organised around the various areas of Civil Engineering. There is a wide range of modules on offer, covering Advanced Structural Analysis, Design of Concrete, Steel, Timber and Masonry Structures, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, and Soil Structure Engineering. The taught modules are complemented by a Research Dissertation Project that is undertaken as the final part of the course.

Modules:

* CEM004 Soil Structure Engineering


* CEM005 Design in Steel and Concrete


* CEM006 Advanced Structural Analysis


* CEM010 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering


* CEM011 Research Dissertation


* CEM015 Design in Timber and Masonry.

Requirements

* BEng (Hons) minimum 2:2 or BSc(Hons) minimum 2:1, both in Civil Engineering
* Appropriate professional qualifications such as MICE or MIStructE
* Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS Academic 6.0 Overall, with no less than 5.5 in components, or equivalent, is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate entry to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Students who apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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Accreditation

MSc programmes in Civil and Structural Engineering have a wide professional recognition, since they are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural and Highways & Transportation Engineers. 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) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree (see for further information).

As a post-graduate on this programme, you are entitled to student membership of the institution of Civil Engineers (and the Institution of Structural Engineers (and if not already a member, you are urged to join. The Civil Engineering Liaison Officer with the professional institutions can advise you. The Officer also organises a presentation by the professional institutions at UEL each year, which you may find helpful to attend.

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