Our teaching staff won the Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education for the second time in 2015, making the University of Salford the only university to have won it twice
You will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern structural engineering industry
Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
This course is aimed at graduates with an honours degree or relevant professional experience who want to develop their understanding and skills as structural engineers.
The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited Eng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
The Dissertation module provides you with the opportunity exercise what you have learned in a research (student driven) environment. This is carried out under the direction of an academic supervisor and may involve a range of high-level coordinated academic and practical work.
The JBM require that the three core threads of Design, Health and Safety, and Sustainability are addressed throughout the programme, and these feature in all of the aforementioned modules.
For full time mode, each module will require two days of contact per week, with an additional 3 days of self study. With 2 modules per semester this equates to a full week of study. The taught course completes in June, with the dissertation phase requiring 3 months up to the end of September.
Part-Time mode comprises 1 module per semester, thereby allowing day release for those in employment. In the first year the modules Introduction to Design in semester 1 and Further Design in semester 2 are studied, and in year 2, Seismic Engineering &FE in semester 1 and Bridge Engineering in semester 2 are studied. The Third year comprises the dissertation for which up to 1 year is allocated.
Applicants should have an appropriate honours degree such as civil engineering or structural engineering.
We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). For further details, contact the School.
International students must provide evidence of a proficiency in English to a minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.
Suitable for engineering graduates who want to specialise in structural engineering.
You may be working in industry and want to formalise your training or you may be a recent graduate and wish to gain extra qualifications to help you stand out in the jobs market or enter your engineering career at a higher level.
The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials, design projects, computing sessions and laboratory demonstrations.
You will be encouraged to attend meetings of the professional institutions, where relevant topics are being discussed.
Where possible, pertinent site visits and guest lectures will be organised.
Coursework 42%, Examination 47% and Dissertation 11%.
80% of students say subjects are enthusiastically taught by staff.PGSES 2010
Graduates of this course will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern structural engineering industry. They may occupy pivotal appointments in prestigious building schemes and the prospect of a challenging career to provide and protect the infrastructure that underpins society.
Graduates might typically work as a structural engineer in a design office or for an engineering consultancy.
Many of our graduates will go on to further study in our Engineering 2050 Research Centre.
The Engineering Research Centre brings together a wealth of expertise and international reputation in three focussed subject areas. Research at the centre is well funded, with support from EPSRC, TSB, DoH, MoD, Royal Society, European Commission, as well as excellent links with and direct funding from industry. Our research excellence means that we have not only the highest calibre academics but also the first class facilities to support the leading edge research projects for both post-graduate studies and post-doctoral research.
You will probably be part of our Civil Engineering Group in this Centre which carries out leading edge research in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,035 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
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There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section