Taught course

Structural Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirements for this Masters programme will be a Higher Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to provide theoretical and practical training in Structural Engineering, leading to a Masters degree by Examination and Dissertation. The content reflects current and likely future practice in structural analysis, design, appraisal, experimental techniques and the use of computers.

Module details:
The programme comprises compulsory taught course units, optional course units and a dissertation. To be eligible for the award of a masters degree you must complete ten course-units and a research dissertation. You select three optional units. Typical course units include: Advanced Theory of Structures; Reinforced Concrete Structures; Foundations for Structures; Structural Dynamics and Stability; Materials for Structures; Steel Structures; Engineering Project Management; Pre-stressed and Cable Structures; Advanced Project Management; Ground Engineering; Shell Structures; Earthquake Engineering.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require ELTS 6.5 or higher (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 or higher with 5.0 in the TWE or CBTOEFL 230 or higher with 5.0 in the TWE.

Fees and funding

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation20 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Postrgraduate Admissions Tean
+44 (0)161 275 4442