12 months
15945 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
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Develop skills in design and assessment of engineering structures subject to seismic, extreme loading and environmental conditions in this Advanced Structural Engineering course from Edinburgh Napier University.

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Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this Advanced Structural Engineering course from Edinburgh Napier University  offers a wide range of structural engineering principles as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations.

Course details

Through this highly technical course you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.

You will also learn failure analysis methods, the Eurocodes and the code of practice for the design of various construction materials, research skills and the legal issues surrounding construction.


  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport (bridge design) Engineer
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Oil and Refinery/offshore Engineer


The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mechanics of Material and Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Concrete
  • Advanced Structural Steel Design
  • Geotechnical Earthquake and Offshore Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Design
  • Timber Engineering

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Civil Engineering.

  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15945 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £1,020/module
  • Overseas and EU: £2,390/module

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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