Research course

Civil Engineering (Structural)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 MEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or applied mathematics.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

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

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

Department specialisms

You should have an enthusiasm for research in the field of structure and 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.

Information for international students

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 Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    We offer several different routes to a research degree qualification, including full-time and part-time supervised research projects. Off-campus modes may be available in some circumstances.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering)
Email
melissa.ware@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6445