Taught course

Structural Engineering with Materials

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or equivalent in civil engineering or an appropriate built environment subject area. We also welcome applications for this course from non-standard applicants over the age of 21 who have substantial experience in civil engineering and/or the built environment which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree level; the University will assess candidates of this nature on an individual basis. Candidates with unconventional qualifications may be invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for professionals aspiring to technical leadership positions within structural engineering design practice, this course focuses on applying engineering principles, advanced materials behaviour and technical themes within structural engineering.

You'll develop an advanced approach to research methods so that you can apply your knowledge and understanding of the continually changing issues related to structural engineering and materials. Through explorations of the environmental, technical and sustainability aspects of civil engineering and building construction, you'll gain awareness, understanding of, and competence in, the design, management and construction of structures.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is suitable for professionals working in construction-related industries, who aspire to senior technical or management positions.

Additionally, it's suitable for BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) undergraduate students in related subject areas looking to progress to study a technical postgraduate programme. The skills and knowledge you'll gain on this course will open up opportunities to pursue senior technical and middle/senior management positions.

Key Features:

  • This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) and recognised as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate degree. See the JBM website for further information.
  • Be guided by expert academic staff with links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Most staff teaching on the course are members of professional institutions relating to civil engineering, and participate in industrial activities, consultancy and research, ensuring course content allies with current industry practice.
  • Advance your technical abilities in our industry-standard facilities in our Maudslay building, located right in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, supported by our team of expert technicians.
  • Our study routes support part-time learners, who wish to balance employment with further study. Significant academic support and guidance is in place to help students returning to study after extended periods in employment.

Course Accreditations:

The course is accredited, under license from the Engineering Council, by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which represents the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). The course is due for reaccreditation by the JBM during the 2021/22 academic year to cover intakes from 2022 onwards.

Fees and funding

Please visit the course page for latest course fees and funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

NTU Admissions
+44 (0)115 848 2999