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Advanced Structural Analysis

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 October 2020
  • Course duration: Thursday afternoons (term-time only) typically 2 - 5 pm for twelve weeks, plus exam

This course provides you with an introduction to specialist topics including the stiffness method and plastic, plate and dynamic structural analysis.

It will also provide you with the necessary tools for carrying out refined structural analysis, and the skills to use structural analysis software for solving problems.


On this course, you’ll develop the ability to apply engineering concepts and mathematical knowledge to modelling structural systems, and better understand the behaviour and performance of more complex structural systems.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, IT, design and engineering practice to solve a range of (sometimes complex) problems
  • assess the capabilities and limitations of computer-based methods for solving problems
  • generate innovative design for systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs
  • evaluate new and emerging technologies.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • kinematic and static indeterminacy of framed structures
  • linear elastic behaviour
  • matrix structural analysis
  • plastic analysis
  • critical loads and buckling modes
  • the calculation of natural frequencies and their response to harmonic and transient loads
  • the elastic solution of plates using analytical and numerical methods
  • the plastic solution of plates using yield line theory.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a built environment subject area.

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

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a built environment subject area.

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

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £925.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418