MSc Civil and Structural Engineering

The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering is your opportunity to establish or consolidate your career as a civil or structural design engineer. There is also an opportunity for working professionals to progress towards CEng status through a tailor-made route. This will help you accelerate to the remaining steps of CEng status by working with your employer in the process. This is a unique feature of a Masters course and significantly reduces the period required to achieve Chartered status.

To provide the latest specialist knowledge and technical competence, all design-related modules are taught in accordance with the new structural Eurocodes. As well as developing your analytical and problem-solving skills, tuition covers project planning and contract management. The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering course is also underpinned by research into areas such as the use of novel and sustainable environmentally-friendly materials, geotechnics and structural modelling.


This MSc Civil and Structural Engineering degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See for further information.

What you will study

You will study the following modules:

  • Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
  • Integrative Project Planning and Management
  • Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural Concrete Design
  • Further Advanced Structural Analysis and Steel/Composite Design
  • Dissertation

Optional modules include:

  • Seismic Analysis and Design to Eurocodes*
  • Structural Timber and Masonry Design to Eurocodes*
  • Further Finite Element Analysis*
  • Non-Destructive Testing*

*10 credit module

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The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a 130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities, including significant investment in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science. The University has also announced a further investment of 28m ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard, we continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


  • Full Time 1 - 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
    • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Full Time 1 - 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2018
          • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
            • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018