Structural and Foundation Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

Our Structural Engineering course 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. So there’s a strong relationship between the course and the engineering industry. 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.

The curriculum of Structural and Foundation Engineering programme from Heriot-Watt University 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 programme also provides a suitable springboard for graduates seeking a career in a research lead environment.

Accreditation

  • This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) for further information.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Stability and Dynamics
  • Ground Engineering
  • FEA & Stress Analysis A
Semester 2
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability
  • Indeterminate Structures
  • Foundation Engineering
  • FEA & Stress Analysis B

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    •  January (DL only)
    There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications,we accept them right up until the beginning of term.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance, Exams and graduation only, Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

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 programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.
For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
  • Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.
  • Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time

  • Scotland / Non-UK EU- £2600
  • England/Northern Ireland/Wales- £2600
  • Overseas- £8785

Distance Learning**

  • £1185

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 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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