Research course

Civil Engineering (Structural)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

By pursuing structural civil engineering research you'll join a successful research group. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. We attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

We have a research group within the School of Engineering. Their main focus is on geotechnics and structures. They deal with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology.

Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management. It focusses on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering.

You'll have enthusiasm for research in the field of structures, 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.

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.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 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

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 Administrator
Email
soe.pgr.civg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6323