The Structural Engineering MSc 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.
This course is research informed and industrially focused, helping you to develop your knowledge and understanding of how business opportunities are identified and pursued within the civil and structural engineering sector.
You will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, followed by a research project written up as a dissertation. Most modules are taught in one or two week blocks and our teaching methods include:
- formal lectures
- open learning
- group projects
- computing workshops
- laboratory and fieldwork
- site visits
Prominent experts from the construction industry make significant contributions to the course, ensuring that your studies are industrially focussed. You will be assessed using formal written examinations, course work, a dissertation, and oral and poster presentations.
The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree.
The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. Find out more about our:
- Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
- Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Newcastle University's Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering delivers a range of CPD modules related to structural engineering.
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- CEG8205 Soil Modelling and Numerical Methods
- CEG8304 Structural Reliability
- CEG8306 Engineering Mechanics of Composites
- CEG8308 Seismic Resistant Design
- CEG8309 Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
- CEG8310 Structural Engineering Field Course
- CEG8313 Structural Collapse Dynamics and Multiscale Modelling
- CEG8002 Construction Project Management
- CEG8396 MSc Project and Dissertation in Structural Engineering
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
*per year for the first two years of study
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- structural, aerospace or civil engineering
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.