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Civil and Structural Engineering

MSc
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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Overview

Civil engineering is essential for both developed and developing countries, and there is a great global need for professionals with expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of infrastructure, which is so essential to our present-day lives.

Sustainable use of materials, resources, and energy, in order to enhance the quality of life, for current and future generations, is a key aim for civil and structural engineers. Those in this field increasingly need to build on their Bachelor degree qualification and increase their knowledge base to remain competitive.

This course is designed to provide advanced civil and structural engineering education, and it addresses a balanced curriculum between advanced technical and design skills, and research skills.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM: The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural  Engineers, The Institution of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation) as meeting 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 IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information

Why Bradford?

  • It draws on the Faculty's research which is conducted jointly with its collaborative companies
  • Optional modules are also included to offer students more choices and meet their interests and needs

Rankings

Entry requirements

  • A second-class Honours degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.

Candidates who do not fulfil the normal entry requirements but have extensive industrial experience in a related area are considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements:

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

Module Title

Type

Stage

Advanced Geotechnics

C

1

Construction Management

C

1

Advanced Structural Design

C

1, 2

Computational Fluid Dynamics

O

1

Design Optimisation

O

1

Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

C

2

Research Skills

C

2

Sustainable Hydraulic Design

C

2

Engineering Computational Methods

O

2

Risk Management

O

2

MSc Project

C

3

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Graduates of this course are equipped to enter a wide range of industries such as consulting or contracting, utility providers (such as the water, gas, or electricity companies), the railways,and many other fields.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £7,750
  • International: £17,600

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

You may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.