• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Structural engineers shape the world with their problem-solving abilities. The MSc Structural Engineering programme at Coventry University is offered to UK and Overseas civil engineering and cognate science/engineering graduates wishing to specialise in structural engineering.

About

The MSc Structural Engineering programme at Coventry University 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.

Career prospects

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.

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Connection Design 
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis
  • Structural Health & Performance Assessment
  • Global Professional Development (Consultancy)
  • Integrated Project 
  • Technical Research Project  
  • Civil Engineering Postgraduate Skills 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15050 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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