Taught course

Civil and Structural Engineering

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 Hons degree in or better in Civil Engineering. You can be considered with a 2:2 Hons degree if you can evidence relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for graduates and professionals involved in the civil engineering, structural engineering and construction sectors – ideal if you want to deepen and broaden your technical knowledge and understanding of specialised areas of civil and structural engineering.

Our MSc Civil and Structural Engineering is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (representing the ICE, IStructE, IHE and CIHT) as a technical master's. This means it meets the requirements for further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates who have already acquired a CEng-accredited BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

You enhance your technical skills in various core areas of civil engineering that are in demand in the construction industry, such as advanced geotechnics and river and coastal engineering. You also further develop your conceptual understanding of critical aspects of structural engineering, such as advanced structural analysis and design, and become familiar with complex analysis and design techniques, modelling the causes and solutions of problems involving the real behaviour of structures. You also acquire an advanced knowledge and understanding of the design of structures under dynamic and earthquake conditions. Advanced project planning and visualisation methods, such as building information modelling, are also integrated into the course.

Modules studies are:
Advanced Geotechnics, Advanced Project Planning and Visualisation, Advanced Structural Analysis with Dynamics, Advanced Structural Design, Advanced Structural Engineering, Research and Study Skills, Practical Health & Safety Skills, River and Coastal Engineering

Followed by a 60 credit Research Project.

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project, you prepare a dissertation.

Information for international students

All international students should offer an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent with no component below 5.5. Pre-sessional English courses are available please see the International Pages on our web-site for full information on all services available to international students.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1642 738800
+44 (0)1642 342401