Structural engineers shape the world with their problem-solving abilities. The course is offered to UK and Overseas civil engineering and cognate science/engineering graduates wishing to specialise in structural engineering.
The specialist course is designed to provide advanced analytical and professional skills across planning, design and operational areas of timber, steel, concrete, sustainable composite and lightweight materials and structures. A technical focused MSc research project is mandatory for students enrolled on this course.
This highly practical course is delivered with input from industry to help you establish or advance your career as a structural design engineer. Accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is being sought and the outcome is expected in the winter of 2018. The original course (MSc Civil and Structural Engineering) which is being replaced by this specialist new course is an existing accredited course by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), this course meets the educational base for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and successful completion provides automatic progression for holders of an accredited bachelor’s degree.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and practices, together with methods used to analyse, design, test and monitor structural engineering systems, materials and structural performance.
From concept to construction, we will cover the technical skills required to analyse, design and develop sound solutions to structural civil engineering projects. Using case studies, practical sessions, simulation labs and site visits to live projects, you will apply engineering principles and use computer modelling techniques to analyse complex engineering systems, gaining valuable experience of the work you will carry out in an industrial context. Past projects have included the Severn Trent building and the Coventry A45/A46 by-pass.
Engineering-related sectors contribute a staggering £280 billion in gross value added to the UK economy – 20% of the total, according to a recent report by the Royal Academy of Engineering (2018).
You may want to consider this course if you are considering specialising in Structural Engineering or require further qualification to advance your career within the public and private sector as civil or structural engineer. If you are already working within the profession, the course provides an opportunity to enhance previously acquired knowledge latest issues and technological advances. For example, all design-related modules are taught in accordance with the new structural Eurocodes. In addition, we employ civil and structural engineering software, such as ANSYS and MIDAS for teaching and learning; you are also able to download these computer applications to undertake your coursework.
As a postgraduate student, you can also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Some of our graduates have gone on to work for Jacobs, Atkins and AECOM as structural/civil engineers. You could also move into construction, design, project management or go on to pursue an academic or research-oriented career.
Where our graduates work
Some of our graduates have gone on to work for Jacobs, Atkins and AECOM as structural/civil engineers. You could also move into construction, design, project management or go on to pursue an academic or research-orientated career.
Normal entry requires a minimum 2.2 UK or overseas undergraduate honours degree in Civil Engineering.
Holders of CEng accredited Bachelor’s degree can enrol on the course provided they meet the entry requirements. This will automatically meet the educational base for Chartered Engineer status.
Holders of an IEng accredited or an overseas Bachelor’s degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to be formally approved for CEng. They may be required to complete extra modules if their Bachelor degree is deemed to be not technical enough.
Applicants with professional/industrial experience and/or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits, with the understanding that on completion of the award they may not be eligible for Chartered status as they will not be fulfilling the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) requirements. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to check with the JBM and Engineering Council before committing to the course.
English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.
|Application portal||UG: UCAS
PG: Post graduate application form
|Mode of payment||In-person/By post/Certain debit or credit cards/Via telephone/Web e-payment gateway|
|Affiliation||Association of Commonwealth Universities University alliance Universities, UK|
|Tuition fees - International students||Intake||International student fees|
|MBA||September, January and May||£18,600|
|MSc||September and January||£16,600|
|MSc with Extended Professional Practice||September and January||£16,700|
|Undergraduate Degree||September and January||£13,900|
|Undergraduate Top-up Degree||September and January||£13,900|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
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|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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