Taught course

Structural Integrity

Brunel University, London · Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

You will need the following: · A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering, science or technology discipline. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) TOEFL Paper test: 550 (TWE 4) TOEFL Internet test: 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT 60% (min 55% in all areas)

Months of entry


Course content

The Structural Integrity MSc programme has been developed by Brunel University London in collaboration with The Welding Institute (TWI), as part of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). The specialist, off-campus programme is delivered solely at the Welding Institute headquarters at Granta Park, Cambridge.

The course at Brunel stands out from others in the market because NSIRC is the UK’s first industrially led postgraduate education centre, which is a joint initiative between TWI and Brunel University London as the lead academic partner.

There are no other courses that provide a dedicated, specialist training programme that combines academic excellence through Brunel University London, with extensive up to date industrial experience of TWI’s experts across the many and varied disciplines that are essential to structural integrity as applied in oil and gas, power generation, and transportation sectors (automotive and aerospace).

This is a direct result of the teaching team placing special emphasis on providing a solid theoretical and applied background, enabling graduates to directly transfer these skills to solve problems faced by industry.

We look forward to welcoming students to study our MSc which combines academic excellence through Brunel University London, with extensive up to date industrial experience of TWI’s experts across the varied disciplines essential to structural integrity, which includes material degradation, asset ageing and inspection.

 The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), an education and research collaboration with Brunel University, is contributing to the course.


This programme is specifically tailored to provide graduates or practising engineers with the necessary skills to pursue a successful engineering career, who are targeted for recruitment by companies and organisations globally. As industry ready engineers, recent graduates of this MSc are in high demand and have been successful in gaining employment in:

  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Asset Management companies
  • Research Organisations
  • Academic Institutions

When structures fail, the results can be catastrophic, not only in terms of financial downtime, but also in the costs associated for inspection and repair.

Structural integrity integrates the issues that affect the design, service life (including assessing ageing structures for life extension) and safety for a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation and transportation. This exciting field requires a detailed knowledge of material science, design for safe operation, inspection during production and in-service, as well as risk management and mitigation strategies.

This post graduate programme provides the necessary training in detecting the existence, formation and growth of damage and defects, together with assessing the influence of loads and stresses arising from manufacture and applied in-service.

Being able to detect defects is one part of the problem, but knowing what to do with these defects is at the core of this programme, where you will be taught by industrial experts involved with developing codes, standards and working practices for a range of sectors.

The MSc in Structural Integrity is suitable for graduates in engineering, science and technology and will prepare you for an exciting career, ranging from numerical assessment of structures, NDE/NDT inspection, through to developing safe life/life extension protocols for long term asset management, and much more.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas); Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£18,850 full-time
International students
£18,850 full-time

Find out about postgraduate funding

MSc Structural Integrity Scholarship

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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