Structural Engineering MSc;  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules

MSc: 12 months full time; up to 48 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time *
International: full time £15,490

*Please note that the part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis, and include an annual administration fee.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

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 or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng / BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.  See for further information.

It aims to provide you with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills that are required for success in an engineering-based consultancy business. It will also help to develop your knowledge and understanding of the framework within which business opportunities are identified and pursued within the civil and structural engineering sector.


You take compulsory modules plus optional modules, followed by a research project written up as a dissertation.

Teaching methods include: formal lectures; tutorials; seminars; open learning; group projects; computing workshops; laboratory and fieldwork; site visits. Assessment is by formal written examinations, course work, a dissertation, and oral and poster presentations. Significant contributions are made to the course by prominent visitors from the construction industry. Most modules are taught in one or two week blocks.

Find out  more detailed information about the programme modules

Individual modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in structural, aerospace or civil engineering, physics or mathematics. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

Applications are accepted up to the September before the programme commences. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.  

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Academic Secretary (Structural Engineering)
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6418

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Civil Engineering.

Student profiles:

Student Profile Photo

Make the most out of your stay in a foreign country. Don't only focus on studying but make use of the opportunity to visit the country and get to know the local people

Read More