Earthquake Engineering

Imperial College London

12 months
32500 GBP/year
14000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Earthquake Engineering comprehensive course at Imperial College London provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of structures under seismic actions and other extreme loading conditions.


The syllabus of the Earthquake Engineering programme offered by Imperial College London covers a comprehensive set of topics related to structural engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, soil dynamics and advanced numerical techniques.

All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists.

Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD.

Teaching methods

  • Blackboard Learn
  • Group and Individual Coursework Exercises
  • Group coursework
  • Group design-project work
  • Individual research project
  • Individual research project
  • Lectures
  • Mentimeter
  • Online assignments and coursework
  • Panopto
  • Peer assessment
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Tutorials

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Geotechnical Hazards
  • Reinforced Concrete 
  • Steel Components
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines






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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

  • The minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or a numerate discipline
  • A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A or B
  • Relevant industrial/professional experience may also be considered

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-Time: (2 years): £7,000 / year
  • Part-time (3 years): £4,667 / year
  • Part-Time (2 years): £16,250 / year
  • Part-Time (3 years): £10,834 / year


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