Structural Engineering MSc

London South Bank University Department of Education
En London (Inglaterra)

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Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators for Chartered Engineer Status. This advanced postgraduate course covers structural analysis, design and structural computing. Offered full-time and part-time.

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103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA, London, Inglaterra
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Structural Engineering

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Teaching techniques include: lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratories, field trips and IT based blended learning. Visiting lecturers from industry contribute in some modules.

Module descriptions
  • Advanced structural design
    The module will deal with the design of structural elements and complex structural systems using the increasingly popular structural Eurocodes. It will cover engineering design principles and analytic techniques as well as the application of industrial standard software packages. There will also be an element of group and research work based on innovative design techniques.
  • Soil-structure engineering
    To acquaint the student with classical and modern methods for the analysis and design of structures that are embedded in the ground, specifically embedded retaining walls, piled foundations, and tunnels.
  • Finite elements and stress analysis
    The module will equip the student with linear elastic analysis of thin-walled sections, 2D and 3D stress analysis and transformations. It will introduce the Finite Element method theory and use ANSYS software.
  • Masonry and timber engineering
    This module introduces students to the materials, properties and design processes using timber and masonry construction. Eurocodes are used for the design of elements. Proprietary computer programmes are used alongside hand calculations. New techniques are introduced and discussed.
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
    The module aims to develop a thorough understanding of causes and nature of vibration in structures and to enable students to analyse the response of a structure under earthquake loadings.
  • Advanced computing and structural simulation
    The module will enable the students to use the advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software (ANSYS) for modelling steel, reinforced concrete and composite structures. Both material and geometrical nonlinearities will be considered which link the complex structural system.
  • Project / dissertation
    This module is one third of the course and is an individually supervised piece of work that is typically either a research project or an innovative design exercise. The theme is related to topics covered on the course.
Assessment  Methods of assessment by module  Module title Assessment Advanced Structural Design 70% Examination 30% Coursework Finite Elements and Stress Analysis 50% Examination 50% Coursework Soil-Structure Engineering 70% Examination 30% Coursework Advanced Computing and Structural Simulation 100% Coursework Masonry and Timber Engineering 70% Examination 30% Coursework Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 70% Examination 30% Coursework Dissertation 100% Coursework