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Designed for professionals aspiring to senior management positions within the structural engineering field, our MSc Structural Engineering with Management course focuses on applying engineering principles in structural engineering and in management.
Who is this course designed for?
Our MSc Structural Engineering with Management course is suitable for professionals working in construction-related industries, who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, it's suitable for BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) undergraduate students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a technical postgraduate programme. The skills and knowledge gained on this course opens up opportunities for application to senior technical and middle/senior management positions.
Why study this course?
* Providing you have the appropriate entry qualifications
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We also offer a suite of postgraduate construction management courses, which may be of interest.
How you're taught
Balancing work and study with our full-time or part-time study options
All of our taught postgraduate civil engineering courses are offered either as a full-time or part-time study route. Full-time study typically takes one year, but there is the option of extending this to two years, and the part-time route takes between two and five years to complete.
The part-time route is suitable for students in full-time employment. We offer a weekend delivery option which is popular with employers, as it tailors study requirements to sit comfortably alongside employment.
Choosing the right study pattern for you
Modules are taught for up to two days a week, for thirteen weeks and are run in parallel with other midweek modules, enabling you to study more than one module a week.
Other modules will be delivered over two intensive weekends. These modules will be delivered consecutively, with a significant gap between successive weekend-delivered modules. These modules will be delivered in parallel with the midweek delivered modules.
Most of the modules delivered at weekends in one year, will be delivered as weekday modules the following year, and vice-versa.
Full-time students will be studying a mixture of midweek and weekend delivery modules, whereas it is likely that part-time students will opt to predominantly study weekend delivery modules.
Careers and employability
Mentoring and support
During your research project/dissertation, full-time students will be allocated an NTU supervisor, whilst part-time students will have the chance to be mentored by a nominated Employer Tutor alongside their NTU supervisor. This will probably be a line manager who will be willing to act as a mentor to you during the course, supporting you throughout the course and specifically during the Research Project/Dissertation module. The Employer Tutor will also be a point of contact, and represent your employer to discuss your progress.
This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the Engineering Council, satisfying the educational requirements necessary for advancement to Chartered Engineer status with the following professional bodies:- the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institution of Highway Engineers (IHE), and will give you the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to progress into a senior management role in civil engineering.
Students from this course will graduate with improved professional and technical skills to operate at senior positions in the construction industry. Although this course does not offer a formal placement, all our courses are vocationally focused and benefit from strong links with industry. Graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of national and international organisations in senior positions in both the consulting and contracting fields. Alternatively, some graduates have chosen to continue within the education sector and embarked on PhD studies.
Sir John Armitt, Institution of Civil Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow, delivering a lecture to NTU civil engineering students
Facilities for Civil Engineering students
The School has excellent lab and workshop resources for structural testing, materials science, and soils and building services. See a full gallery of facilities used by our civil engineering students.
Dedicated resource centre
Students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have access to a dedicated resource centre. This centre, based in the Maudslay building, enables students to undertake private study in a facility equipped with computers, large format plotters and desk space, together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.
This resource centre is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, with PCs providing access to Microsoft Office, email, web browsing, networked file storage, and high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student). Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.
Books and library resources
In the library, you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within the Built Environment. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our electronic resources, journals and books.
You'll also benefit from a liaison librarian, who has specialist subject knowledge. They can offer detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources and also support on things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.
If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
Applying with prior qualifications
Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience
We will also consider applicants with the following qualifications:
Applying with industry experience
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.
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