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MSc Structural Engineering / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's course is a minimum Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

We are introducing a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit all applicants. 

This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.  Applicants to the Commercial Project Management course are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in management. 

If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks in which to accept.  Offers that are not accepted within the 8 week period will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.

Stage 1 : Application received by 12/11/18; decision communicated between 17/12/18 - 21/12/18

Stage 2 : Application received by 14/1/19; decision communicated between 25/2/19 - 1/3/19

Stage 3 : Application received by 18/3/19; decision communicated between 30/4/19 - 03/5/19

Stage 4 : Application received 6/5/19; decision communicated between 1/7/19 - 5/7/19

We will aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage.  However, in some instances it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received.  We will contact you with an update on your application in the decision period if this is the case.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages.  We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle to secure a place with us.  Applications received after the final deadline of 1/5/19 may be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer of study by Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Further details about the supporting documentation we will require can be found below.

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Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

This MSc in Structural Engineering comprises eight taught course units worth 15 credits each and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. The taught units provide an introduction to experimental work and research methods and cover advanced aspects of theory and design principles relevant to the static and dynamic behaviour of structures, steel and concrete structures and finite element modelling. A particular highlight of the taught component of the course is studying the behaviour and design of structures against extreme loading including fire and earthquake, which is taught by internationally leading researchers and engineers.  As a large multi-disciplinary engineering school, MACE has academic staff who are experts in a broad range of research areas and have a wide spread of professional experience in industry. 

Open days

Our next Postgraduate taught courses open day will take place on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Further information and registration for the event can be found on the university website.

To find out more about The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our School and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £23,000

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Panasonic Trust offers grants to UK engineers from industry. Details may be found on The Royal Academy of Engineering website which administers the Panasonic Trust.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/structures/
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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