Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This comprehensive course provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of structures under seismic actions and other extreme loading conditions. The syllabus covers a comprehensive set of topics related to structural engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, soil dynamics and advanced numerical techniques. All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists. Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD. This degree is professionally accredited by the following organisations: Institution of Civil Engineers; Institution of Structural Engineers; Institute of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation. Assessment methods involves the following: A research dissertation or detailed design project; Group conceptual design project; Group projects and presentations; Individual and group coursework assignments and Written examinations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £31,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,625 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,625 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £15,625 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or a numerate discipline. A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A or B. Relevant industrial/professional experience may also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve the College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification: Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements); Higher 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).