MEngSc Structural Engineering FT (T279)

For more information on this programme, see: MEngSc Structural Engineering .
  • Multidisciplinary learning through collaborative modules with the School of Architecture and industry
  • Advanced taught modules in structural design, conservation and sustainability
  • Application of specialist knowledge to solve problems in new or emerging structural engineering applications
  • This programme is delivered by a School ranked in the top 200 in the QS world subject rankings.

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This is a calendar year taught programme suited to Civil or Structural Engineering graduates wishing to specialise and pursue careers in the area of Structural Engineering. With a combination of core and optional modules and a research topic in the area of your choosing you have the ability to tailor your learning to those aspects of Structural Engineering of most interest to you. The programme provides advanced learning in the field of Structural Engineering and will provide you with an ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve complex structural engineering problems and also to develop the requisite skills to design and conduct experiments and to apply standard and specialised research tools and methods of enquiry to solve problems in new and emerging areas of Structural Engineering. These skills are key attributes for lifelong learning and continued professional development in an ever evolving society. The learning experience comprises two semesters of lectures, tutorials, studio work and group/individual project work, followed by a final summer semester devoted to a structural engineering research project. Assessment is by a combination of end of semester examinations and continuous assessment which takes the form of individual assignments, practical laboratory work and group projects for taught modules, leadership roles in modules for undergraduate students, and a series of presentations, a written thesis, and an oral examination for your research project. While testing your academic ability this assessment strategy also provides learning in the requisite written, oral, multimedia communication and leadership skills required of a professional engineer.

1 - Students will be able to recognise the built environment and its interactions with the natural environment as a set of inter-related systems governed by scientific, mathematical and engineering principles.
2 - Students will be able to interpret, apply and use scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles, data and models (both numerical and physical), coupled with appropriate research methodologies, to evaluate and solve complex problems.
3 - Students will be able to research, appraise and synthesize data and information from a variety of sources, have the ability to design and conduct experiments and apply a range of standard and specialised research tools and techniques to solve complex problems.
4 - Students will be effective communicators, being able to i) communicate their own ideas and solutions to colleagues, clients and the public using different media and, ii) listen to the needs of clients, society and colleagues.
5 - Students will be able to work independently and alone when required but also be effective team-members and leaders.
6 - Students will understand the responsibilities of their profession and the importance of high ethical standards in professional practice, along with the role and responsibilities of engineers in developing an inclusive and equitable society.
7 - Students will become independent critical thinkers with the skills required to engage in self-directed learning throughout their careers having undertaken independent research and learning to define, solve and report on complex engineering problems.
Stage 1

T279 MEngSc Structural Engineering FT is a 1-year 90-credit full-time Masters Programme.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
ARCT40030 Realising Built Projects Autumn 5
CVEN40390 Innovation Leadership Autumn 5
CVEN40550 Structural Dynamics Autumn 5
CVEN40610 Advanced Materials Autumn 5
CVEN40770 Analysis of Structures 3 Autumn 5
STAT40690 Quantitative Methods for Engineers Autumn 5
CVEN40600 Structural Research Project Year-long (12 months) 30
Stage 1 Core Modules
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN5OF:
SPRING OPTIONS: Select 30 credits of Options in the Spring Trimester.
ARCT40870 Agency: Design / Build Spring 5
CVEN40050 Design of Structures 3 Spring 5
CVEN40120 Bridge Engineering Spring 5
CVEN40210 Geotechnics 4 Spring 5
CVEN40500 Engineering Design Project Spring 10
MEEN30130 Energy Systems in Buildings I Spring 5
MEEN40430 Professional Engineering (Management) Spring 5
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN5OF:
SPRING OPTIONS: Select 30 credits of Options in the Spring Trimester.
See the UCD Assessment website for further details

Module Weighting Info  
  Award GPA
Programme Module Weightings Rule Description Description >= <=
MTEMP001 Stage 1 - 100.00%
Standard Honours Award First Class Honours



Second Class Honours, Grade 1



Second Class Honours, Grade 2






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