Taught course

Structural Engineering Design and Management

Queen's University Belfast · School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an unrelated discipline, with relevant previous work experience, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case by case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience, acceptable to the School.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Natural and Built Environment has a reputation as one of the leading centres for structural design in the UK and this degree offers the opportunity for postgraduate students to join this success story. The programme is aimed at students with good numerical and analytical abilities, who are working towards Chartered Engineer status.

The professional bodies, such as the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers, require members to hold an accredited Masters level degree for entry. The research element is aimed at those who would wish to consider a research career or a PhD in Structures. The applied nature of this course prepares students for working in a professional design consultancy. Problem based learning is used to focus knowledge in challenging and realistic manner.

Information for international students

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional information for international students

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*taken within the last 2 years

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

Please click the links below for more information:

English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Daniel McPolin
028 9097 4006