Taught course

Structural Design and Construction Management with Sustainability

Institution
Kingston University · Civil Engineering and Construction
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or academic equivalent in a relevant area such as civil engineering, concrete technology, structural engineering, material sciences, building technology or construction management.

Exceptionally, applicants who have substantial working experience in a related discipline (without a first degree) may be considered (if you can satisfy the admissions tutor of your motivation, numeracy and evidence of your ability to work at this level).

Overseas students must satisfy the admissions tutor that they have reached an equivalent academic standard.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This industry-accredited course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior sustainability managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It successfully balances sustainable structural engineering with advanced construction management, and is led by a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.

With sustainability being a key issue for the 21st century, this course offers specialised knowledge and skills that will enhance your employability potential.

Key features

  • This programme builds on the research excellence in sustainable concrete construction at Kingston University and is fully compatible with the existing Government and Foresight Strategy on Sustainable Construction.
  • Input from experts at leading civil engineering, construction and related companies complements the academic teaching. This enables you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the worldwide sustainability issues facing the construction industry.

What will you study

The hands-on course focuses on the challenges and opportunities for the concrete industry in meeting the demands of sustainability. It combines concrete technology, sustainable construction, earthquake engineering, fire assessment, geo-environmental engineering and construction management.

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.

Available 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
  • Sustainable Construction and Substructure Design
  • Structural Design in Concrete and Steel
  • Estimating, Tendering and Procurement
  • Dissertation
Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, the work placement is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

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: English language requirements at Kingston University

Fees and funding

Please see Structural Design & Construction Management with Sustainability Masters (MSc): Fees and bursaries 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