MSc / PGCert / PGDip

Structural Engineering with Management

  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Location: City site
  • Starting: September
  • Course duration: One year full-time, two years part-time or as CPD

Designed for students aspiring to senior management positions within the structural engineering field, this course focuses on applying engineering principles in structural engineering and in management.

This accredited Joint Board of Moderators accredited course is ideally suited to practicing engineers, but it is also relevant for recent graduates planning a career in structural engineering.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your potential to become a senior manager in the structural engineering field.
  • Gain advanced knowledge in the design, construction and renovation of structures.
  • Benefit from learning with full, part–time and CPD study options.
  • Be taught in part by industry professionals and visiting experts.

The course enables students to develop their managerial skills, offering a balanced mix of structural engineering and management modules, and leads to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Accredited by:

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation logo
Engineering Council logo
Institute of Highway Engineers logo
Institution of Civil Engineers logo
The Institution of Structural Engineers logo

What you'll study

Designed for students aspiring to senior management positions within the structural engineering field, this course focuses on applying engineering principles in structural engineering and in management.

The course enables students to develop their managerial skills, offering a balanced mix of structural engineering and management modules and leads to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

  • Course content

    Full-time - One Year

    • Research Methods* (15 credit points)
    • Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering* (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects + ** (15 credit points)
    • Finite Element Analysis* (15 credit points)
    • Advanced Structural Analysis* (15 credit points)
    • Construction Heath and Safety + (15 credit points)
    • Analysis and Design of Surface Structures* (15 credit points)
    • Introduction to Lean Construction** (15 credit points)
    • Research project / Dissertation (60 credit points)

    Part-time - Year One

    • Research Methods* (15 credit points)
    • Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering* (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects+ **
    • Finite Element Analysis* (15 credit points)

    Part-time - Year Two

    • Advanced Structural Analysis* (15 credit points)
    • Construction Heath and Safety + (15 credit points)
    • Analysis and Design of Surface Structures* (15 credit points)
    • Introduction to Lean Construction** (15 credit points)
    • Research project / Dissertation (60 credit points)

    cp = credit points
    * Module shared with MSc Structural Engineering with Management
    ** Module shared with MSc Project Management
    + Module shared with MSc Construction Management

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops and case studies.

Teaching is supported by study guides. These form module handbooks explaining the structure of the module, its overall aims and specific objectives, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria and methods.

Virtual Learning Environment

The University's virtual learning environment (NOW) is used to support the course. This web-based learning platform delivers learning materials, up-to-date module information, access to a news board and resources as well as the facility to upload coursework and communicate with tutors and other students.

Most staff teaching on the course are members of one or more relevant professional institutions and participate in industrial activities, consultancy, research and/or the activities of their professional institutions.

Many modules will also involve contributing external lecturers who will provide current industrial experience and viewpoints.

How will I be assessed?

Module assessment will include exams.

You will also undertake the following coursework:

  • preliminary questions (a set of short-answer questions designed to reinforce the pre-reading of the learning materials)
  • learning portfolios to evidence your learning (these would typically include a study log, answers to self-assessment questions and / or small notes and critical reviews, identified queries to be raised with lecturers)
  • assignments (including essays, case studies, reports and designs).

Careers and employability

NTU has one of the best graduate employment records in the UK because our world-class courses give you the skills today's employers need.

Students from this course will graduate with improved professional and technical skills to operate at senior positions in the construction industry.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, all our courses are vocationally focused and benefit from strong links with industry.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.


English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page. Most of our postgraduate and professional courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Getting in touch

If you need more help or support, you can call our Admissions Team on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Good luck with your application!

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Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal. Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service. Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

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