School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
For the MSc you take compulsory modules (60 credits) and optional modules (40 credits), followed by a research project written up as a dissertation (80 credits). For the Diploma you take six compulsory modules (60 credits), two optional modules (20 credits) and undertake a 40-credit project and dissertation.
Compulsory modules include: specialist structures; finite element theory in structural mechanics; design of building systems; structural dynamics; seismic resistant design; research methods. Optional modules include: construction management; the construction business; soil modelling and numerical methods; advanced structural materials; structural risk, reliability and sustainability; project management.
Teaching methods include: formal lectures; tutorials; seminars; open learning; group projects; computing workshops; laboratory and fieldwork; site visits. Assessment is by formal written examinations, course work, the dissertation, and oral and poster presentations.