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  • Objectives
    ECED was launched in 2004 to provide students with mathematical and experimental tools to deal with structural dynamics problems in areas of earthquake engineering, civl vibration engineering and blast and impact. The course shares the expertise of the Vibration Engineering Research Section, known internationally for a highly applied approach to research and consulting in civil engineering dynamics, dealing with high profile structures such as the London Millennium Bridge. These experiences are shared with course students.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Second-class Honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc – equivalent GPA 2.1–3.0) or MSc in Civil Engineering or other appropriate engineering, mathematics or science subject. Our standard English requirement is a TOEFL score of 575 (232 computer-based test) or IELTS grade 6.5 (with no marks less than 5.5), or equivalent. We will consider applicants with appropriate professional qualifications and experience. In this case we require a strong background in areas covered in your chosen course.
  • Academic Title
    MSc (Eng)/Diploma/Certificate Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
  • Course description
    Earthquake Engineering and Civil Engineering Dynamics

    Introduction
     
    ECED is the newest of the four postgraduate taught structures courses offered, with the first successful intake in 2004/05.

    UK consultants are heavily engaged in specialist national and overseas projects requiring understanding of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and there is a constant demand for engineers with these skills, which are not covered in sufficient detail in undergraduate courses in the UK. This concern has been raised by the ICE and IStructE through the Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS), and ECED is specifically aimed to address these concerns and equip engineers with skills in the broad are of civil engineering dynamics.

    Course content

    Modules

    -Professional and Personal Skills
    -Dissertation Planning and Paper Presentation
    -Experimental Dynamics
    -Earthquake Engineering
    -Structural Design
    -Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
    -Structural Analysis
    -Computational Structural Analysis
    -Mathematics for Dynamicists
    -Vibration Engineering
    -Advanced Concrete Design
    -Design project.
    -Dissertation

    Course structure and content
    ECED provides a flexible learning route through full-time or part-time study options using 2- or 3-week modules.

    Teaching
    Lectures are delivered primarily by University of Sheffield academics at all levels. In addition specialist invited lectures are delivered by senior consulting engineers and researchers.

    Project work

    ECED students are eligible for dynamics-related dissertations which aim to have practical applications and industrial links.

    Assessment
    Assessment is by coursework, formal examination and dissertation with an oral examination

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