Structural Engineering MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Structural Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Structural Engineering
PGCert Structural Engineering

Professional recognition

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFB61004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Distance Learning PFB61011 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H210, H200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme Leader

PARKE GA Prof (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

A comprehensive understanding of engineering mechanics for structural analysis

The ability to select and apply the most appropriate analysis methodology for problems in structural engineering including advanced and new methods.

The ability to design structures in a variety of construction materials

A working knowledge of the key UK and European standards and codes of practice associated with the design, analysis and construction of civil engineering structures and the ability to interpret and apply these to both familiar and unfamiliar problems.

The necessary technical further learning towards fulfilling the educational base for the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A knowledge and understanding of the key UK and European standards and codes of practice relating to structural engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to interpret and apply the appropriate UK and European standards and codes of practice to structural design for both familiar and unfamiliar situations K PGDip
A knowledge and understanding of the construction of different types of structures using different types of materials (eg concrete and steel) K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A knowledge and understanding of the common and less common materials used in structural engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A comprehensive understanding of the principles of engineering mechanics underpinning structural engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to critically evaluate structural engineering concepts K PGDip
The ability to apply the appropriate analysis methodologies to common structural engineering problems as well as unfamiliar problems K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to understand the limitations of structural analysis methods K PGDip
A knowledge and understanding to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete K PGDip
A Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development related to structures K PGDip
The awareness of the commercial, social and environmental impacts associated with structures K PGDip
An awareness and ability to make general evaluations of risk associated with the design and construction of structures including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk K PGDip
A critical awareness of new developments in the field of structural engineering. K
The ability to tackle problems familiar or otherwise which have uncertain or incomplete data C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to generate innovative structural designs C PGDip
The ability to use theory or experimental research to improve design and/or analysis C
The ability to apply fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies C PGDip
Produce sound designs to meet specified requirements such as Eurocodes, deploying commercial software packages as appropriate. C
Synthesis and critical appraisal of the thoughts of others C
The awareness of professional and ethical conduct P PGDip
A Knowledge and understanding of structural engineering in a commercial/business contextt P PGDip
Ability to use computer software to assist towards structural analysis P
Ability to produce a high quality report P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability of carry out technical oral presentations P
Communicate engineering design, concepts, analysis and data in a clear and effective manner T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collect and analyse research data T
Time and resource management planning T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Compulsory 60 Year-long

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take four modules from the Structures Group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures Group and the last two modules can be from any group.

Structural Engineering Group:
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group:
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges

Construction Management Group:
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Infrastructure Engineering Group:
ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing
ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Water Engineering Group:
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM039 Groundwater Control, Modelling and Contamination
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling

Geotechnical Engineering Group:
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take four modules from the Structures Group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures Group and the last two modules can be from any group.

Structural Engineering Group:
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group:
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges

Construction Management Group:
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Infrastructure Engineering Group:
ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing
ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Water Engineering Group:
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM039 Groundwater Control, Modelling and Contamination
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling

Geotechnical Engineering Group:
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take four modules from the Structures Group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures Group and the last two modules can be from any group.

Structural Engineering Group:
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group:
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges

Construction Management Group:
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Infrastructure Engineering Group:
ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing
ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Water Engineering Group:
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM039 Groundwater Control, Modelling and Contamination
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling

Geotechnical Engineering Group:
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Module requirements for main and subsidiary awards are as follows:

Postgraduate Certificate
2 Structural modules
2 further Structural or Bridge modules

Postgraduate Diploma
4 Structural Modules
2 further Structural or Bridge modules
2 further modules from any module group

Master of Science
As for PGDip plus a Dissertation on a Structural Engineering topic

This 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) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.