Visible realisations

Structures are perhaps the most striking and visible realisations of mechanical principles in our environment. Encompassing everything from residential dwellings and refurbishments, to sweeping bridges and iconic skyscrapers, structural engineers combine technical expertise with creativity and craft in order to provide a safe and sustainable built environment for our society.

This course covers advanced structural analysis and design, structural computing simulation and also offering units linked with steel, concrete, timber and other construction materials. It will also provide you with the knowledge to design structures under dynamic conditions.

Why Structural Engineering at LSBU?

  • Specialised tutelage in advanced design techniques and a range of construction materials, both traditional and novel.
  • Accredited by the Engineering Council. Highly-technical course makes gaining Chartership easier.
  • Currently engaging in numerous research and development projects with industrial collaborators, providing industry-relevant dissertation topics.
  • Training in the most up-to-date structural analysis and design software, included Robot, Revit and Abaqus.



Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 13 months September Southwark Campus
Full-time 16 months January Southwark Campus
Part-time 24 months
Part-time 28 months January Southwark Campus


Teaching techniques include lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratories, field trips and IT-based blended learning. Visiting lecturers from industry contribute to some modules.

At the end of the course, you'll either conduct a structural related research project or a design project.

  • Advanced structural design
  • Soil-structure engineering
  • Finite elements and stress analysis
  • Masonry and timber engineering
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
  • Advanced computing and structural simulation
  • Project/dissertation


Methods of assessment by module

Module title Assessment
Advanced Structural Design 70% Examination
30% Coursework
Finite Elements and Stress Analysis 50% Examination
50% Coursework
Soil-Structure Engineering 70% Examination
30% Coursework
Advanced Computing and Structural Simulation 100% Coursework
Masonry and Timber Engineering 70% Examination
30% Coursework
Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 70% Examination
30% Coursework
Project (three modules value) 100% Coursework


Employment prospects for graduates of Structural Engineering are strong. Successful students will enter into a variety of positions with employers which might include: structural engineer, consultant, project manager, government advisor or researcher.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Professional links

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers (on behalf of the Engineering Council) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.


The Strengths of Materials Laboratory

The Strengths of Materials laboratory at LSBU offers state-of-the-art testing facilities capable of performing product qualification testing and aiding knowledge development for structural assemblies and structural and mechanical components.

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 UK BEng Honours Degree in a relevant discipline or international equivalent; or
  • 2:1 UK BSc Honours Degree in a relevant discipline or international equivalent; or
  • Substantial work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

International students

International (non-Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start Dates Application code Application mode
Full-time 13 months September 3994 See below
Full-time 16 months January 3552 See below
Part-time 24 months September 3995 See below
Part-time 28 months January 5353 See below

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.


It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session, they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
Jan 27, 2020
13 - 28 months
9,135 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9,135; International fee: £13,780. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £4,060; International fee: £6,124.44
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