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MSc (Eng)Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

Tuition fee £20,470 per year
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When you’re learning how to deal with structural dynamics problems in earthquake engineering, civil vibration engineering and blast and impact, you need to know you’re learning from the best.

Our teaching is based on the expertise of the Vibration Engineering Research Section, known internationally for its applied approach to civil engineering dynamics.

The timetable is an intensive blend of lectures, lab work, site visits and design projects. We also run a series of guest lectures by industry experts.

Over the summer, you’ll work on your own research dissertation. This might include lab work, field studies, modelling or all three. Some students work with an industry partner. Others link their dissertation to a research project in the department.

All our structures-based courses are accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC.

Programme structure

Core modules

Linear Systems and Structural Analysis
Structural Dynamics (Earthquakes and Vibration)
Computational Structural Analysis and Research Skills
Structural Design
Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics

Optional modules

Fatigue and Fracture
Advanced Concrete Design
Sustainable Concrete Technology
Structural Design and Fire Resistance
Innovations in Structural Concrete
Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
Geotechnical Design
Risk and Extreme Events


Lectures by academic staff and industrial partners
Laboratory work
Site visits
Design projects


Formal exams
Coursework assignments
Dissertation with oral examination

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States