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MSc Earthquake Engineering

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
October

 Tuition fee

International
27900 GBP
National
11000 GBP
EU
11000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
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About this course

This comprehensive course provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of structures under seismic actions and other extreme loading conditions.

The syllabus covers a comprehensive set of topics related to structural engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, soil dynamics and advanced numerical techniques. 

All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists.

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum academic requirement
2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (particularly in subjects such as civil engineering, as well as other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other numerate disciplines).

Applicants with relevant industrial and professional experience may also be considered.

International qualifications
The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

English language requirements
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

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Course Modules

Modules
All students undertake 12 modules: six in the autumn term, examined in January, and six in the spring term, examined after Easter. These modules include both core and elective material, enabling students to develop primary study themes.

Modules include:

  • Design of bridges
  • Finite element analysis
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Geotechnical hazards
  • Non-linear structural analysis
  • Reinforced concrete I
  • Reinforced concrete II
  • Seismic design of concrete structures
  • Seismic design of steel structures
  • Steel components
  • Structural analysis
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural fire engineering
  • Structural reliability
  • Design project: dissertation

Part-time study
All of our MSc courses are also offered on a part-time basis. Methods of study may include:

  • One day per week over three years
  • One and a half days per week over two years
  • Term release

The term release option normally involves attendance in the autumn term of one year and the spring term of a second year, but this may vary from one course to another, depending on your personal circumstances.

The dissertation is undertaken with regular guidance from a College supervisor, by private study or by arrangement at your place of employment. Please contact the relevant course director for details of the part-time arrangements for each course.

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How to Apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

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