Master of Engineering Science in Structural Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

Master of Engineering Science in Structural Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

MEngSc Structural Engineering FT/PT

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students. Structural engineering is a continually evolving profession, and through the third Semester Research Project you will learn how to apply this specialist knowledge to develop new concepts and ideas under the supervision of research active academic staff. This programme will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market.

  • Multidisciplinary learning through collaborative modules with the School of Architecture and industry
  • Advanced taught modules in structural design, conservation and sustainability
  • Application of specialist knowledge to solve problems in new or emerging structural engineering applications

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is suitable for students expecting to graduate with an Honours Degree in Engineering, or those already in employment, who wish to specialise in the area of Structural Engineering.

Course Description

The MEngSc in Structural Engineering will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market. Modules are taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners to provide students with the conceptual and managerial perspectives vital to a successful career in structural engineering.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates would typically follow careers in structural engineering consultancy, engineering contracting, construction management, project planning both in Ireland and abroad. Employed at Masters levels graduates can expect more responsibility, and faster professional progression, earlier in their careers.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

MEngSc Structural Engineering (T279) Full Time

  • EU fee per year - € 7640
  • nonEU fee per year - € 24200

MEngSc Structural Engineering (T314) Part Time

  • EU fee per year - € 3905
  • nonEU fee per year - € 12100

***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Entry Requirements

  • Entrants to the programme will have an Honours (Level 8) Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent (with a minimum of 2H2 honours level, or equivalent) and the appropriate prior learning. Applicants will be reviewed individually and interviewed where there is any doubt about their suitability for the programme. Academic transcripts and names and contact details for two referees should be provided with your application.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Testimonial

Angelene Dascanio, USA This Masters is fast-paced, challenging and encompasses the skills required for a career in structural engineering. It includes both general and specialty concepts, for example, I took modules in steel and concrete design, but was also able to take a bridge engineering module to fulfil my interest in that particular field. I was initially drawn to the program because it uniquely incorporates some architecture modules into its curriculum. Also, I found the program framework, 60 credits of coursework and 30 credits of a research project, to be very efficient. During the academic year I was able to focus solely on my coursework, meet with my professors for extra help, and study for examinations. Then, during the summer, my efforts were placed on carrying out a research project with the guidance of a professor in my field of interest. As an international student (from America), I felt welcomed by the faculty and fellow classmates. I experienced a smooth transition between the material I learned as an undergraduate and the material presented on this Masters. As a whole, the program effectively prepared me with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a structural engineering career.

*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 27, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
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Price
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7,490 EUR
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Ireland - Dublin
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Sept. 2018
Ireland - Dublin
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Full Time: EU fee per year - € 7490; nonEU fee per year - € 23800