Structural Engineering

Nottingham University Business School

12 months
22815 GBP/year
7785 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This full-time course provides specialist technical knowledge and skills to students wishing to specialise in structural engineering.


This postgraduate programme allows you to develop a detailed theoretical understanding of structural engineering, and how to apply that understanding to practical design situations. These include the response of structures to extreme loading, such as winds and earthquakes.

The course integrates theory, application and design. Theory will be introduced alongside its application using in advanced software and computer modelling, in structural engineering and in BIM, so that you can see how it relates to real-world problems.

Structural design is a core element of the course, providing you with the opportunity to extend your knowledge of steel and concrete structures. Tall buildings and bridges provide further opportunities for you to integrate advanced analysis with design in a practical context.

Key facts

  • The programme is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
  • The department has extensive facilities, including a strong floor for structural testing, hydraulics lab, large centrifuge for geotechnical research and teaching and atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel.
  • The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Engineering Research Project 
  • Dynamics and Wind Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Bridge Engineering 
  • Earthquake Engineering 
  • Tall Building Group Design Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants need to have studied structural analysis and structural design in each year of their undergraduate programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22815 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22815 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7785 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7785 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Structural Engineering
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