The role of the structural engineer is of growing importance to society as populations grow and the world becomes more interconnected. Skyscrapers are getting taller and bridges are getting longer. The Green Energy revolution requires energy generating infrastructure to be structurally designed for resilience in harsh environments, e.g. high wind or deep marine locations. As a major contributor to CO2 production (10% of global emissions), the construction industry depends on structural engineers to design energy-efficient buildings, using appropriate materials to minimise the environmental impact of the sector.
Students on the MSc Structural Engineering course will be provided with in-depth knowledge and exposure to established and innovative ideas and techniques to enable them to develop sound solutions to structural engineering problems.
It will cover the diverse nature of structural engineering through the integration of knowledge from mechanics, materials, structural analysis and structural design. The programme will also cover the latest technology trends in Civil and Structural Engineering including advanced computational modelling skills and will cover technical challenges and solutions faced in the management and delivery of large scale infrastructure works.
Why Structural Engineering at Swansea?
The College of Engineering's Civil Engineering department at Swansea University has an excellent and far-reaching reputation. Our new MSc in Structural Engineering aims to provide advanced training in techniques of structural engineering analysis and design.
It is designed to provide specialist postgraduate professional development across the areas of steel and concrete design, structural dynamics, structural mechanics and temporary works, with a strong emphasis on computer modelling and elements of information management.
Did you know these facts about our Civil Engineering department at Swansea?
It is ranked 10th in the UK for Research Quality and overall by the Times Good University Guide 2020.
It is a key centre for research and training in computational mechanics and engineering.
Academics within the department have pioneered many techniques used in commercial simulation software today.
Your Structural Engineering Experience
Your studies will be nourished by an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff at the College of Engineering.
Further study support comes in the form of 24-hour access to our on-site library, advanced laboratories, a year-round programme of guest lectures, and dedicated postgraduate workrooms.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.