What will I learn?

Overview

The course offers a thorough grounding in the major branches of Civil Engineering but with a focus on aspects most relevant to Structural Engineering. The aims of the course are similar to those for Civil Engineering but with a stronger emphasis on the analysis, skills and knowledge appropriate to Structural Engineering design. In addition, the course aims to cultivate skills for the creative development of designs for construction projects. An unrivalled range of specialist options is available in Year 5 and students complete a professional design project.

All Structural Engineering courses are supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers offering advice, guidance and work placement opportunities.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer
  • Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Teaching and Learning

The overall approach in the programme to teaching and learning is a student-centred one, which is designed to encourage students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and development as the programme progresses. The requisite competencies related to Subject Mastery are acquired and developed through lectures, tutorials, group work and laboratory exercises, supplemented by case studies and industrial projects. The practical component of the programme reinforces the development of subject-specific skills through a combination of design projects, laboratory work, computer-based learning and design packages, a programme of site and field visits and industrial experience. Resources such as web-based materials are used to enhance lecture and practical programmes.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the programme incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative tests are scheduled during courses to provide feedback on performance and are used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during courses and summative assessment at the conclusion of courses both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to formally measure achievement in specified learning outcomes.

Which department am I in?

Civil and Structural Engineering

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,792.00 (20,43,490) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Edinburgh Campus

Riccarton,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed High School Diploma with a combined SAT I score of 1800 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken before March 2016, or a score of 1250 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken in March 2016 or after. Students require IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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