M.Sc. On Campus Online

Structural Engineering

University of Surrey

12 months
22400 GBP/year
10900 GBP/year
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Running since 1966, the MSc Structural Engineering course at the University of Surrey allows you to choose from a rich and varied selection of specialist structural engineering subjects.


Why choose this course

Structural engineers create the ‘bones and muscles’ of human-made structures.

You’ll be taught by forward-thinking academics at the top of their field, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. You will also benefit from the exceptional facilities that Surrey has to offer.

This course is offered as standard full-time study, but there are also part-time and distance learning options available.

What you will study

The well-established and fully-accredited MSc in Structural Engineering at the University of Surrey will enable you to develop advanced capabilities in analysis and codified design in the specialised areas of structural engineering. As a student on this course, you’ll have the opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired from your undergraduate studies.

If you are a practising engineer engaged in the planning, design and construction of structural engineering works, this course will provide you with an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and become familiar with new developments in codes and methods of analysis.


Accredited by CIHT as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bridge management
  • Prestressed concrete bridge design
  • Steel and composite bridge design
  • Durability of bridges and structures
  • Environmental health
  • Water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment and sewerage
  • Pollution control and waste management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects.
  •  Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. 
  • At least five years of relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don’t meet these requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time and distance-learning per 15 credits:

  • UK/EU fees £1,200
  • Overseas fees £2,400

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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