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Advanced Structural Engineering, M.Sc.

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  • 36 months
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University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Advanced Structural Engineering course at Heriot-Watt University is aimed at graduates and practising engineers. It’s designed to help improve your knowledge of structural and foundation engineering. The degree’s been developed together with a wide range of employers in the sector.

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 The course also builds directly on staff research activities, which include experimental, numerical and theoretical work. You’ll have access to excellent practical and advanced computer and networking facilities too.

Flexible study options

This MSc Advanced Structural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University can be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. It can also be studied on campus on a full-time or part-time basis.

Course content

The curriculum of Structural and Foundation Engineering covers the specialist technical and computational skills necessary for today’s construction industry and therefore offers excellent preparation for employment across an industry that includes consulting and contracting engineers, public authorities and local government. In addition, the course also provides a suitable springboard for graduates seeking a career in a research lead environment.

Accreditation

This Structural Engineering course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates with an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons), or an IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures 
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 
  • Finite Element Method Linear Analysis 
  • Ground Engineering 
  • Structural Materials 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-7 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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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).

For MSc level entry applicants must have:

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Non-graduating study at masters level:

  • Entry is based on CV or on formal academic qualifications or graduate (or incorporated) membership of a relevant professional institution.

Technological Requirements

Please note that Online Learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1310 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1310 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1310 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1310 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students pay £1310 per course and £1690 for the Dissertation. This programme consists of 8 courses (modules). 

Funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

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