Ranked 1st in the UK
Civil engineering at Cardiff University ranked first for research impact in the latest government research assessment (REF 2014).
There is an open and engaging culture between our students and our research-active staff, who are actively involved in the design and delivery of this course.
Industry links and projects
This course includes industrial input through invited lecturers, and you will have the opportunity to complete a research-led project.
Strong research focus
You will learn in a research-led teaching institution, with the opportunity to undertake your project in a successful, research-based environment with access to high-quality facilities to support your work.
Professionally accredited course
This course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
This MSc offers you the knowledge and expertise for a career as a consulting structural engineer within this specialist professional area of civil engineering. It is designed to provide specialist postgraduate professional development across the areas of steel, concrete and timber design, structural dynamics, and structural mechanics. It will provide you with a sound scientific, technical and commercial understanding of structural engineering issues and practice, while training you in engineering research methods in order to develop a range of related transferable skills. It will cover the diverse nature of structural engineering through the integration of knowledge from mechanics, materials, structural analysis and structural design. You will gain new advanced level skills in engineering theory and practice related to the management of structural engineering challenges.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
The programme is presented as a one-year full-time Master's level programme, and is also available in part-time mode over three years.
The programme is presented in two stages:
Summative assessment is undertaken at the end of each stage (or each year if part-time).
Core modules for year one
|Module title||Module code||Credits|
|Steel Structures||ENT507||10 credits|
|Numerical Techniques in Structural Engineering||ENT515||10 credits|
|Professional Engineering Studies||ENT521||10 credits|
|FE Theory and Practice||ENT603||10 credits|
|Advanced Structural Mechanics||ENT700||10 credits|
|Engineering Case Study||ENT725||20 credits|
|Structural Engineering||ENT742||10 credits|
|Environmental Building Studies||ENT743||10 credits|
|Dissertation (Civil, Structural, Geoenvironmental, Water)||ENT509||60 credits|
Optional modules for year one
|Module title||Module code||Credits|
|Fundamentals of Nanomechanics||ENT630||10 credits|
|Big Data and AI in Civil Engineering||ENT680||10 credits|
|Theoretical Soil Mechanics||ENT714||10 credits|
|Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling||ENT768||10 credits|
A 2:2 honours degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering or a similar field from a UK university, or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have relevant industrial experience we will give your application individual consideration.
Entry to courses in Engineering will be subject to the University requirements for English language.
You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.
If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:
Tuition fees for 2022 entry
Fees for home status
Fees for overseas status
Will I need any specific equipment to study this course/programme?
No specific equipment is needed for this course.
This course's graduate employment record is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultancies.