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Postgraduate taught

MSc Structural Engineering

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2021
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+44(0)1392 724061

Programme Director:
Prof. Stana Zivanovic

Entry requirements

A good degree (normally a 2:2)

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Overview

  • Measure and diagnose performance issues in new and old structures before applying unique and experimental solutions
  • Use our full range of facilities and equipment as you discover how to design and manage the dynamic behaviour of structures
  • Taught within a rewarding and dynamic learning environment, by an internationally-leading academic team with expertise in structural performance analysis and health monitoring, structural dynamics, control, infrastructure management, systems and informatics
  • You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in fieldwork, and work alongside our researchers studying real structures with real performance issues.

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A glimpse into MSc Structural Engineering at the University of Exeter.

12th in the UK for General Engineering

The Complete University Guide 2021

Specialist facilities include microscopy suite, aerodynamics and fluids laboratories, additive manufacturing workshop and vibration testing rigs

Apply unique and experimental solutions to performance issues in structures

Accreditations

This degree is accredited as a technical programme, meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. 

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

IELTS

  • Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL

  • Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson

  • 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

This programme is modular and flexible, carrying 180 credits in total and offering flexibility in choice of modules studied.

MSc Structural Engineering consists of nine core engineering modules totalling 150 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project.

The programme begins in September each year and the taught elements are concluded by May. The Engineering MSc project, under the personal supervision of a research expert in the chosen area, continues until September.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Course variants

  • Blend our MSc in Structural Engineering with modules in Management and Strategy, this degree is designed for engineers seeking to study their subject at an advanced level before moving quickly in to management or leadership positions.
  • Taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School
  • Measure and diagnose performance issues in new and old structures before applying unique and experimental solutions
  • Taught within a rewarding and dynamic learning environment, by an internationally-leading academic team with expertise in structural performance analysis and health monitoring, structural dynamics, control, infrastructure management, systems and informatics
  • You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in fieldwork, and work alongside our researchers studying study real structures with real performance issues.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year: 

£10,950 full-time

International fees per year: 

£23,450 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Scholarships

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Teaching and research

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.

You will develop transferable skills such as management and communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.

Personal Tutor

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field. Plus, you’ll become actively involved in a research project yourself.

All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Maths support

Throughout your studies you will have access to support materials designed to refresh your knowledge of engineering mathematics. Mathematics for Engineers is a non-credit bearing online resource that covers the mathematics needed to undertake an MSc. It is an invaluable revision tool for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of common mathematical topics.

Sample mathematics test

Unsure whether your maths is good enough for an MSc? Take the short test below to find out. This has been developed in conjunction with the Mathematics for Engineers module and covers many of the topics listed above.

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Careers

In-demand skills

There is considerable demand in the workplace for graduates with knowledge in both a specialist technology area and in management, particularly in the modern tools and techniques to support the management of a dynamically changing engineering business.

Successful graduates can progress into international senior level positions in civil, construction, environment, insurance and asset management and investment industries.

The University of Exeter has an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds to a high standard, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position.

Dedicated careers support

All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.