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Substantial Studentships (?7000) and Fee Waivers for MSc students at Salford. Awards will be made on the basis of qualifications, motivation and commitment. At a Glance -Excellent employment prospects -Top UK Research Rating -Scholarships available About the course The programme provides theoretical and practical modules in Structural Engineering. The emphasis is on application of current methodology and practice applied to real problems hence students from the course can look forward to playing a leading role in the profession. Studio work forms a significant part of the design modules where innovative solutions are encouraged which may lead to further research. The School has many links with industry and these are used to underpin the formal modules and extramural activity. All students are encouraged to be members of the Institution of Structural Engineers and to play an active role in the Branch activities. The programme may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Individual modules may be taken as part of a planned CPD activity. The programme is approved as a Matching Section by the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Highway Engineers. Course content The MSc consists of a taught programme (semesters 1 and 2) and a dissertation project (Semester 3). The total credit value for the MSc programme is 180: the eight taught modules have a total credit value of 120, while the dissertation project has a credit value of 60. Postgraduate Diploma students study the taught programme only and so study 120 credits. Students with strong performance in the Diploma may transfer to the MSc and complete the dissertation project. Assessment is by examination, course work and project work. The module mark is a weighted combination of the examination results and coursework marks where appropriate. The programme combines formal lectures with extensive coursework including studio design and interaction with industrial mentors. The purpose of the coursework is to provide the opportunity for the application of analytical and design methods presented in lectures. Students are exposed to a wide range of current software. Semester 1 Finite Element Analysis Sustainability Timber and Masonry Design Bridge Engineering Semester 2 Steel Building Design Concrete Building Design And two modules from: Seismic Engineering Appropriate & New Material Technology Durability of Structure Semester 3 Individual Project and dissertation The dissertation is expected to represent the equivalent of three months full-time work. Students agree a topic with their supervisor. The topic may be chosen from a list drawn up by the academic staff or, in some cases, may be the student?s own idea subject to the agreement of an appropriate lecturer. The work should demonstrate scholarship and analytical ability. Career prospects There is serious skills shortage in the field of structural engineering. Students can expect to occupy pivotal appointments in prestigious schemes and a challenging career anywhere in the world to provide and protect the very infrastructure, which underpins civilisation. International students also find their employment prospects improved by this programme. Research This programme is underpinned by the School?s research all academic staff teaching the MSc Structural Engineering are members of The Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu). BuHu was rated 6* in the UK?s competitive research assessment benchmarking exercise in 2001 and 1996, and is the only built environment research institute in the UK to achieve this. Entry requirements Candidates are normally expected to hold an honours degree (minimum 2:2) or its international equivalent in engineering or science. Applicants who have a HNCHND together with five years relevant industrial or professional experience will be initially considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Applicants who hold professio

Substantial Studentships (?7000) and Fee Waivers for MSc students at Salford. Awards will be made on the basis of qualifications, motivation and commitment. At a Glance -Excellent employment prospects -Top UK Research Rating -Scholarships available About the course The programme provides theoretical and practical modules in Structural Engineering. The emphasis is on application of current...

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