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MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering - At the institution - Nottingham - Nottinghamshire
This course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve Civil Engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in Civil Engineering. An innovative feature of the MSc in Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme (in this case, Structural Engineering) by choosing specific modules in the first two semesters and completing a project related to the theme. As such, you will concentrate on the technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of Structural Engineering for the award of MSc in Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering. The other available subject themes are as follows: Geotechnical Engineering; Management; Pavement Engineering; Transportation; and Environmental Fluid Mechanics. It is also possible to choose a more generalised programme of study across these subject areas for the award of MSc in Civil Engineering.
MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering
The compulsory modules taken on this course are designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period. These core modules are:
By taking the MSc in Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, you will be expected to focus these core modules and your subsequent research project on an issue relating to Structural Engineering.
In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to either further develop your studies in this area or to include other topics offered from an approved list of Civil Engineering modules.
The optional modules currently offered are:
-Coastal and River Engineering
-Construction Planning and Risk
-Advanced Pavement Materials
-Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
-Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
-A maximum of one of the following level 3 modules: Steel Structures; Pavement Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; or Geospatial Engineering 1.
-Construction Management Processes
-Applied Construction Project Management
-Geology for Civil Engineers
-Plates and Shells
-Geospatial Engineering 2 (must have taken Geospatial Engineering 1 during the autumn semester)
-A maximum of one of the following level 3 modules: Environmental Geotechnology; Railway Engineering; or Sustainable Construction
Over the summer period, you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice relating to Structural Engineering.
The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff.
The MSc in Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, commencing at the start of the autumn semester.
The course is taught through lectures, tutorials, projects and student-centred learning.
In both the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 20 credits’ worth of compulsory modules and 40 credits of optional modules chosen from an approved list (120 credits in total).
Over the summer period, you will be required to complete a 60-credit dissertation / research project.
By choosing to augment the MSc in Civil Engineering degree title to include Structural Engineering, all compulsory modules (100 credits, including the 60-credit dissertation) must focus on this area of study. The remaining 80 credits would then be chosen from the optional modules listed under ‘Course Content’ above.
Specialised pathways exist in the following areas:
-MSc in Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering
-MSc in Civil Engineering: Management
-MSc in Civil Engineering: Pavement Engineering
-MSc in Civil Engineering: Transportation
-MSc in Civil Engineering: Environmental Fluid Mechanics