Kingston University London

Structural Design and Construction Management Masters (MSc)

This industry-accredited course is tailored to civil and/or structural engineers wishing to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It is ideal for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry.

You will study the design of both standard and innovative structures and substructures, in normal and earthquake contexts, using steel and concrete. You will also examine the financial, legal and contractual aspects of the construction process. Gaining a knowledge of management techniques and contract administration, you will practise the supervision of construction projects.

Experts at leading civil engineering and construction companies contribute to the course, enabling you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the worldwide issues facing the construction industry. Through an industry-relevant dissertation, you will be able to extend your knowledge in a specialist area.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This industry-accredited course is ideal for graduate engineers starting a career in the construction industry.
  • You will gain a strategic overview of construction management issues alongside advanced structural engineering, preparing you to work at managerial level for a consultant or contractor.
  • The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) if you already have an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons).

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in either civil engineering or structural engineering. Candidates who do not have a degree in civil engineering or structural engineering but have suitable industrial experience will be considered.
  • IELTS academic test in English with an


    overall score of 6.5,




    no element below 6.0

Course Details

  • This course gives you a strategic overview of construction management issues alongside advanced structural engineering.
  • It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improving your technical skills and knowledge. For example, you will gain communication, teamwork, IT and problem-solving skills.
  • Each module combines a stimulating mix of lectures, practical laboratory work, group work, case studies and presentations.
  • The unique European module gives you the chance to work in a multinational team and see how different European countries approach construction.
  • Your project allows you to build on your academic knowledge and extend your in-depth knowledge in your area of specialisation. It can be an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion.

Core Modules

Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety
Seismic Design of Structures and Substructure Design
Structural Design in Concrete and Steel
Estimating, Tendering and Procurement

Optional Modules

Professional Placement

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