Structural Engineering MEng

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Leicester, United Kingdom
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
5 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 84,065

Entry Requirements

The University offers as its normal entry routes:

  • entry at Level 1, mainly for students with Scottish Highers (or similar)
  • entry at Level 2, mainly for students with A-levels (or similar).

There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.

Level 1 entry

  • Highers: AAAB Mathematics at Grade B is required.
  • A-Levels: ABC or BBB to include Mathematics at B
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 35 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Pass with Advanced Higher Mathematics

Level 2 entry

  • A-Levels: ABB Mathematics with at least Grade B is required.
  • Advanced Highers: BBplus AAAB at Higher to include Mathematics at Advanced Higher
  • HNC: A in graded unit with at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course.
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 35 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Distinction including (Advanced Higher) Mathematics

Level 3 entry

  • HND: AB in graded units with A in final graded unit and at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course.

Additional information: For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications and mature candidates. All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

Curriculum

Level 1

  • Mechanics A
  • Civil Engineering Applications 1
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1
  • Mechanics B
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2

​Level 2

  • Analysis of Determinate Structures
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology A
  • Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and
  • Natural Environment
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 3
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Stress Analysis and Element Strength
  • Design Studies A - Problem Solving
  • Statistics for Science

Level 3

  • Design of Steel Elements
  • Transportation Engineering A
  • Indeterminate Structures
  • Geology and Soil Properties
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology B
  • Geotechnics A - Introduction to Soil
  • Mechanics
  • Design of Concrete Elements
  • Environmental Engineering A

​Level 4

  • Dissertation 1 Civil Engineering Discipline
  • Geotechnics B - Soil Strength
  • FEA and Stress Analysis A
  • Structural Element Design
  • Dissertation 1 Civil Engineering Discipline
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering Design Project

Fifth Year

  • Structural Engineering Professional
  • Design Project
  • Structural Materials
  • Stability and Dynamics
  • Optional course. Students choose from the following courses:
    • Contracts and Procurement
    • Human Factor Methods
    •  Ground Engineering
    • Project Management Theory and Practice
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • FEA and Stress Analysis B
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability
  • Optional course. Students choose from the following courses:
    • Construction Financial Management
    • Human Factors
    • Project Management Strategic Issues

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