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Course summary

We have designed our Structural Engineering MSc to develop your expertise in line with the ever-changing demands of the profession.

We will enhance your knowledge in all the essential areas, from advanced structural analysis to soil-structure engineering, and we will ensure your research skills are sharp enough to give you the competitive edge when you embark on your career.

Our campus location in the heart of London’s Docklands will allow you to see close up the challenges, and opportunities, for the next generation of engineers, from intensive urbanisation and major economic regeneration to climatic change.

We have excellent contacts with major industry employers, including Atkins Consultants, Waterman Group, Thames Water, SRK Consulting and the London Borough of Newham. 

We will get your engineering career off to the best possible start. Our MSc Engineering courses enjoy widespread professional recognition and are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural, and Highways and Transportation Engineers.

This course also meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with the right undergraduate qualifications.

Start date

Attendance

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Learning

  • On campus

Length

  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Fees

Sept 2017 UK/EU/Full-time
£8,100
Sept 2017 International
£12,480
1

We have a wealth of experience in this field. For more than 50 years we have offered postgraduate courses in structural engineering, led by respected engineers and scientists with an impressive body of research.

2

The Guardian University Guide league tables for 2015 ranked our Civil Engineering courses among the top four for London, alongside UCL, Imperial and Kingston.

3

Job opportunities for structural engineers are rising and our students have a great record of employment. We have excellent connections with industry and our MSc is fully accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

What we're researching

Our academic staff bring a huge amount of research knowledge to bear on their teaching, so you can be sure that what you study reflects the most up-to-date thinking and practice. Alongside strong academic credentials, many have extensive industrial experience as practising civil engineers.

Their expertise includes coastal and river engineering, structural analysis and design, geotechnical analysis and design, laboratory modelling and computational structural mechanics.

For example, Senior Lecturer Dr Ali Abbas has expertise in Finite Element Analysis of concrete structures. His current area of research involves studying the responses of reinforced concrete structures to seismic and impact conditions, such as earthquakes.

He brings to the department extensive practical experience in the analysis and design of structures, including modelling and experimental work. His work has been widely published in leading journals and at international conferences.

Our Director of Quality and Academic Standards, Dr Martin Marriott, has particular interests in water and environmental management and hydraulics. His internationally respected research projects include coastal and port engineering in developing countries, an analysis of rainfall data from Iran and the rise of sea levels around Bangladesh.

Senior Lecturer Dr Ravindra Jayaratne has worked with academics in UK, Japan, Canada and Mexico on mechanisms to counter the deadly effects of tsunamis and storm surges, while Senior Lecturer Dr Anca Ciupala is researching how to strengthen earthquake-hit buildings with fibre-reinforced polymer materials.

We’re also developing innovative technologies to promote carbon-neutrality and eco-efficiency through our Sustainability Research Institute, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Alfred Kwaku Bullah
MSc Structural Engineering

The course gave me a sound appreciation of structural engineering, structural analysis and modelling. With such competition for construction jobs today, the depth and quality of the course has been invaluable. I would definitely recommend it to anybody interested in engineering. Now that I work for Atkins, I continuously use the knowledge gained at the University of East London.

Fees and funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£8,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,350

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,480
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Civil Engineering

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study

The modules offered in this MSc in Structural Engineering are:

  • Soil Structure Engineering (Option)
  • Design in Steel and Concrete (Option)
  • Advanced Structural Analysis (Option)
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Option)
  • Design in Timber and Masonry (Option)
  • Research Dissertation (Core)

How you'll be assessed

We assess you through a mix of coursework, your research dissertation and examinations.

Course specification

How you'll learn

All modules include coursework, for which you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge to engineering projects related to real-life situations.

This coursework will include analysis and design projects, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a research dissertation project. You will also attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and you will work both individually and in groups.

To support the hands-on nature of this course, we have an impressive range of facilities. Our modern, well-equipped laboratories include dedicated structures, soil mechanics and hydraulics labs. You will also have access to superb computer facilities and the very latest design and planning software.

Expert feedback and support are always on offer from our dedicated team of academics, all of whom are experts in their particular fields.

As well as having strong academic credentials, many have extensive industrial experience as practising engineers.

Dr Ali Abbas and his team have also been involved in research including coastal and river engineering, concrete structural analysis and design, water and environmental management, hydraulics and earthquake resistance.

Our MSc courses are some of the most flexible around. Engineers already employed in the industry have found that studying part-time can easily be tailored to suit their personal requirements.

What you'll learn

The course includes a number of self-contained, taught modules organised around the various areas of structural engineering. The wide range of subjects covered includes Advanced Structural Analysis, Design of Concrete and Steel Structures, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and Soil Structure Engineering.

The taught modules are complemented by a research dissertation project that you will undertake at the end of your course. This dissertation is your route to becoming an accredited chartered engineer.

There is a highly practical emphasis to our MSc. You will learn the theory and then apply it through working on projects in our extensive laboratories and during fieldwork.

These projects will provide you with the learning opportunities and practical skills you will need in your future career. You will graduate with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices and theories in structural engineering.

Your future career

There is an acknowledged shortage of skilled structural engineers with the right qualifications and experience. We have designed this course to fill this skills gap and give you a competitive edge when it comes to your career.

Graduates from our MSc Structural Engineering course can expect to find work in a variety of consultancy and contracting roles in fields such as structural engineering, infrastructure projects, geotechnical engineering, highways and transportation.

The skills you will develop while gaining your MSc will also enhance your career prospects in other related areas such as research and management.

With access to our strong and diverse academic knowledge base and the opportunities to apply that knowledge professionally, we will give you the best-possible head start.

Our Docklands location means that we are uniquely placed for links to industry employers, and we have strong contacts with organisations in the local area, including Crossrail, Thames Water and the London Borough of Newham.

Our students have an excellent track record of employment and have landed jobs in sectors that include aviation, infrastructure, transport and construction.

Within our School we also have a dedicated careers advisory service as well as an active alumni network able to facilitate contact with prospective employers.

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