Engineering - Structural Engineering

MEngSc Structural Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students. Structural engineering is a continually evolving profession, and through the third Trimester Research Project you will learn how to apply this specialist knowledge to develop new concepts and ideas under the supervision of research active academic staff. This programme will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market. Modules are taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners to provide students with the conceptual and managerial perspectives vital to a successful career in structural engineering.

Module Information:
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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Realising Built Projects ARCT40030
Innovation Leadership CVEN40390
Structural Dynamics CVEN40550
Structural Research Project CVEN40600
Advanced Materials CVEN40610
Analysis of Structures 3 CVEN40770
Quantitative Methods for Engineers STAT40690

Stage 1 - Option
Agency: Design / Build ARCT40870
Design of Structures 3 CVEN40050
Bridge Engineering CVEN40120
Geotechnics 4 CVEN40210
Engineering Design Project CVEN40500
Energy Systems in Buildings I MEEN30130
Energy Systems in Buildings II MEEN40200
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with minimum 2:1 award or international equivalence in a Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MEngSc Structural Engineering FT (T279)
1 Years
Full Time

MEngSc Structural Engineering PT (T314)
2 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 Year Full-Time(T279), 2 Years Part-Time (T314).

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Our graduates would typically follow careers in structural engineering consultancy, engineering contracting, construction management, project planning both in Ireland and abroad. Employed at Masters levels graduates can expect more responsibility, and faster professional progression, earlier in their careers.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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