Civil Engineering (Structural) (MPhil)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Civil Engineering (Structural) at Newcastle University

We are developing internationally competitive research in advanced computational solid and applied analytical structural mechanics, so by pursuing structural civil engineering research with us you will work with academics who are leaders in their fields.

By pursuing research in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on structural civil engineering. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering

You should have an enthusiasm for research in the field of structures, civil engineering. Our current research includes:

  • non-linear structural optimisation
  • non-linear analysis of conventional and non-conventional structures and materials
  • structural integrity assessment
  • seismic design and analysis
  • resilience of complex infrastructure networks

Examples of MPhil and PhD supervision in our research areas include:

  • analysis of concrete at elevated temperatures
  • structural optimisation and reliability
  • structural textiles and polymeric composites
  • seismic engineering and extreme loadings
  • the effects of transient loads on structures
  • numerical methods
  • computational mechanics
  • analysis of lightweight fabric and pneumatic structures
  • resilience of complex infrastructure networks

Delivery

Off-campus study may be available in some circumstances, particularly if you have industrial sponsorship. Our programme includes intensive subject-specific supervision and training in research methodologies and core skills. You will also have an opportunity to undertake paid laboratory demonstrations and tutoring to gain teaching experience.

You will be taught by eminent academics who are experts in the field, such as:

  • Dr Ben Bridgens, Lecturer in Structural Engineering
  • Professor Peter Gosling, Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Dr Vladimir Vinogradov, Lecturer in Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • Dr Sean Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer Civil Engineering and Geosciences

View our geotechnical and structure academic staff and current research projects.

Placements

We have extensive UK and international contacts so that research can be carried out in collaboration with industry and government agencies. Research projects are supervised by staff with a wide range of industrial and academic experience.

Facilities

The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. Find out about our:

  • Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
  • Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories

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 awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study72 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/civil-engineering-structural-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

2:1 MEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • applied mathematics

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry:  IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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