MSc Structural Engineering / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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.  Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.     

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applications to this course are considered through a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit applicants. 

This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements. Applicants to the Structural Engineering course are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in structural mechanics and design.

If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks in which to accept.  Offers that are not accepted within the 6 week period will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.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 03/11/19; decision communicated between 09/12/19 - 13/12/19

Stage 2  : Application received by 08/12/19; decision communicated between 27/01/20 - 31/01/20

Stage 3  : Application received by 19/01/20; decision communicated between 23/03/20 - 27/03/20

Stage 4  : Application received 22/03/20; decision communicated between 18/05/20 - 22/05/20

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 22/03/20 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 31/07/20.

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

Course options

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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 cover advanced aspects of theory and design relevant to the static and dynamic behaviour of structures in steel and concrete. Specialist aspects such as seismic and fire engineering are also covered. Additionally the course provides an introduction to finite element modelling, experimental work and research methods.

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 department, MACE has academic staff who are experts in a broad range of research areas and have a wide spread of professional experience in industry. 

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk .

Open days

The next open day will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time but to register your interest please visit  The University of Manchester website.

To find out more about The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our Department 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 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

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

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
School/Faculty

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