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The award
MEng

How long you will study
4 - 5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9435 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 16830 per year

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About Structural Engineering at City, University of London

Structural engineering is the discipline responsible for the design (and construction) of elegant, stable and durable structures including tall buildings, long-span bridges and Olympic sports stadiums. These are among the most breathtaking and uplifting constructions realised by humankind.

Why study this course

This new degree is the first of its kind to be offered in London. It responds to the demand for motivated, creative individuals who wish to take full advantage of their interest in science and mathematics to arrive at elegant designs that link optimisation with a beauty of architectural form. Our approach rewards critical thinking and curiosity. Students are shown how to arrive at efficient solutions where the structure can withstand the stresses and displacements resulting from all plausible static and dynamic loads (be they gravitational, seismic, wind, thermal or impact).

More about this course

Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study with help to develop sketching and other engineering communication skills. The material is delivered through lectures, tutorials, design exercises (often replicating a multidisciplinary studio environment), field courses and laboratory classes. Our approach rewards critical thinking and curiosity. Students are shown how to arrive at efficient solutions where the structure can withstand the stresses and displacements resulting from all plausible static and dynamic loads (be they gravitational, seismic, wind, thermal or impact). The process involves selecting appropriate materials, deciding upon suitable geometries, understanding the requirements for the foundations and considering the construction sequence, while always keeping in mind aesthetics, function and economics

Who is this course for?

Students who have also studied art or design are particularly suited to this innovative course. The Clerkenwell location provides a vibrant and relevant environment for structural engineers to collaborate with leading architects and other designers.

Modular structure

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs. Students begin to specialise in year two, through the study of geology and soil mechanics plus measurement and data analysis, in addition to tackling more advanced solid and fluid mechanics topics. The third year places further emphasis on structural design, with increasing exposure to both case histories and live projects. Students are shown how to take consideration of ethical, sustainability and health and safety aspects when conceiving engineering solutions. The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and substantial group design exercises as well as modules covering advanced computational methods and either bridge or tall building design.

Skills and experience gained

Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study with help to develop sketching and other engineering communication skills. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.

The material is delivered through lectures, tutorials, design exercises (often replicating a multi-disciplinary studio environment), field courses and laboratory classes.

Students are shown how to arrive at efficient solutions where the structure can withstand the stresses and displacements resulting from all plausible static and dynamic loads (be they gravitational, seismic, wind, thermal or impact). The process involves selecting appropriate materials, deciding upon suitable geometries, understanding the requirements for the foundations and considering the construction sequence, while always keeping in mind aesthetics, function and economics.

After the course

We anticipate that graduates from this unique course will be sought after by leading structural engineering consultancies and architectural practices, such as Arup, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Thornton Tomasetti, SOM, BuroHappold Engineering and AKT II. High-achieving students will have the opportunity to undertake their placement or summer internship with these businesses.

Equipment needed

We have an array of recently refurbished facilities, including exceptional laboratories.

The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility is the centrepiece of the Civil Engineering Laboratory which also accommodates a large flexible laboratory space used for centrifuge model preparation, model testing at 1g, concrete testing and teaching.

Adjacent to this are concrete mixing and casting facilities, a temperature-controlled soil element testing laboratory and a concrete durability laboratory.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMEngHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 - 5 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9435 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16830 per year

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