Civil and Structural Engineering

Our School offers an exciting choice of courses that engage with the cultural, environmental, social and technical issues that have, and are shaping our world.   Students will have opportunities to engage with subjects that range across the humanities and sciences that will open up new and interesting ways of understanding the impact of society and its future contribution to our world.  

Undergraduate courses in Civil and Structural Engineering

Undergraduate

BENG HONOURS CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, sustainability, management and maintenance of infrastructure. Fields of activity include structures, transportation, foundations and water engineering. Civil engineers require technical skills and are concerned with management and the protection of the environment.

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Undergraduate

BENG HONOURS CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Civil Engineering was one of the founding degrees at Queen's, making it one of the oldest in the UK and Ireland. Staff lead high-quality research and are recognised for their excellence in teaching.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG HONOURS CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, sustainability, management and maintenance of infrastructure. Fields of activity include structures, transportation, foundations and water engineering. Civil engineers require technical skills and are concerned with management and the protection of the environment.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG HONOURS CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Civil Engineering was one of the founding degrees at Queen's, making it one of the oldest in the UK and Ireland. Staff lead high-quality research and are recognised for their excellence in teaching.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG ENVIRONMENTAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Environmental and Civil Engineering is concerned with the impact of infrastructure on the natural environment. It encompasses planning, design, construction, sustainability and management of the built environment. Fields of activity include water engineering, waste management, structures, transportation and foundations.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG ENVIRONMENTAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Environmental and Civil Engineering is concerned with the impact of infrastructure on the natural environment. It encompasses planning, design, construction, sustainability and management of the built environment. Environmental engineers require not only technical skills but also project management and communication skills.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING WITH ARCHITECTURE

Structural Engineering with Architecture is concerned with the planning, design, construction, sustainability, management, energy use, aesthetics and rehabilitation of the built environment. Fields of activity include architectural design, structures, foundations, building technology, urban space and form and architecture.

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UNDERGRADUATE > M.ENG

MENG STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING WITH ARCHITECTURE AND A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Structural Engineering with Architecture is concerned with the planning, design, construction, sustainability, management, energy use, aesthetics and rehabilitation of the built environment. SEA is part of the Civil Engineering degree which is accredited by all of the Civil and Structural profession institutions in the EU.

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Postgraduate taught degree courses in Civil and Structural Engineering

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Postgraduate (Taught)

MSC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

This degree is unique in its appreciation of management of aging structures bringing a new set of skills to the discipline of Structural Engineering. In developed economies, over 50% of expenditure on the built environment is on management of existing infrastructure. The industry therefore requires specialists to address these challenges.

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Postgraduate (Taught)

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

An excellent background for careers in environmental engineering, monitoring, management and consultancy. Past graduates have found employment with a wide range of employers, eg environment regulatory agencies, civil engineering and specialist contractors as well as engineering and environmental consultancies in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Postgraduate (Taught)

MSC CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A holistic approach to the management of simple to complex projects. Project conception, procurement, engineering and maintenance; economics and finance, strategic management, information systems, law, international markets and competitive advantage.

Postgraduate (Taught)

MSC BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Taught by academic and industrial practitioners, bringing real world experience into the classroom. This programme leads to excellent career opportunities as project managers, BIM coordinators, contract managers, BIM implementation managers, design managers, project architects, project engineers, planners, etc.

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH (PHD) OPPORTUNITIES IN Civil and Structural Engineering

The School warmly welcomes all enquiries regarding MPhil and PhD research in civil & structural engineering.  Please consult our staff pages to identify and contact a potential supervisor.

There are two possible routes to devising a suitable PhD / MPhil topic. The first is to construct a proposal in close consultation with a potential supervisor based in the School. The second is to apply for a staff-driven proposal.  The staff-driven projects will be advertised in October for a September 2017 start. The deadline for UK/EU applicants wishing to be considered for funding for a September 2016 start has now passed. Details of the deadline for a September 2017 start will be released in October. We are delighted to receive applications from international/non-EEA students at any time.  Funding opportunities and deadlines vary by country. Note that it is possible to apply for a place to study towards a PhD at any time. Part-time study is possible for self-funded students.

WHAT IS A PHD?

Doctorates are awarded for the creation and interpretation of knowledge through original research. This requires the ability to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and understanding.

Entry to the PhD programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline.  The range of cognate disciplines is considerable given the strongly inter-disciplinary character of the School.  The programme runs for 3 year full-time or 6 years part-time.

WHAT IS AN MPHIL?

An MPhil is similar to the PhD, but is undertaken over a shorter period of time. Entry to the MPhil programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The programme runs for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

For a place to pursue PhD and MPhil postgraduate studies, we normally require an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) as a minimum. Please note that there are differences between entrance requirements and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately.

The School is normally allocated a number of research studentships each year relevant to UK/EU applicants. These studentships are managed through School.

Applicants applying for a project orientated towards the humanities may also be eligible for a Northern Bridge (AHRC) studentship.

There is a residency requirement (UK, EU) for both funding schemes. Funding for non-EEA students varies by country. For details of international funding opportunities through Queen’s, please see here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/. Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor to discuss making an application. For general inquiries, please contact one of the School’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator co-Chairs, Dr. Shane Donohue (s.donohue@qub.ac.uk) or Dr. Diarmid Finnegan (d.finnegan@qub.ac.uk)

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