Taught course

Structural Design and Construction Management

Institution
Kingston University · Civil Engineering and Construction
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in related discipline, and/or suitable industrial experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This industry-accredited course is tailored to civil and/or structural engineers wishing to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations, and is ideal for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry. It successfully combines structural engineering with advanced construction management, which will enable you to perform at a managerial level for a consultant or contractor. The course is led by a fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers with industrial and academic experience and expertise in advanced concrete design and seismic design.

Academic teaching is complemented by experts from leading civil/ structural engineering consultancies and construction companies, enabling you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the worldwide issues facing the construction industry.

Further learning programme – MSc (technical)

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Please check the Engineering Council website for more information.

The MSc programme delivered at our partner institutions not currently accredited by the JBM.

What will you study

You will learn how to carry out the conceptual and detailed design of standard and innovative structures and substructures under normal and earthquake actions, to latest standards, using steel and concrete. You will also study the financial, legal and contractual problems associated with the construction process, and will learn how to apply your knowledge of management techniques and contract administration in the supervision of construction projects.

You will have the opportunity to carry out research and undertake industry-relevant dissertation projects.

The advanced concrete design module is assessed by coursework based on the national university competition organised by The Concrete Centre, the trade body representing the concrete industry in the UK.

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Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

  • Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety
  • Seismic Design of Structures and Substructure Design
  • Structural Design in Concrete and Steel
  • Estimating, Tendering and Procurement
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/structural-design-construction-management-msc/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931