The master in Structural Engineering (MSc) provides the opportunity to Civil and other relevant engineering degree holders a fast-track approach toward a professional career in the area of Structural Engineering as it applies to Civil Engineering structures. This is a highly concise and practical program geared towards providing the state-of-the-art skills necessary for immediate entering or reentering practice at the highest level.
The master in Structural Engineering (MSc) aims to provide further technical knowledge in the area of structural engineering and it is intended to provide the educational platform to encourage the development of competent, confident, articulate, numerate, and inquisitive postgraduates who are able to link theory with practice, hence postgraduates can look forward to playing a leading role in the profession providing for the safety and welfare of the public.
The master in Structural Engineering (MSc) covers fundamental and modern structural engineering subjects providing a combination of analytical and design topics as well as experimental techniques and the use of computers reflecting current and likely future practice. The analytical work will include the theoretical framework of the matrix methods and the use of modern structural analysis software leading to the development of problem-solving skills for the analysis of complex engineering structures.
The design-related subjects will be taught in accordance with the latest European and national regulatory and legal framework (Euro codes), which provides the most up-to-date specialized knowledge and technical competencies.
The successful completion of the master in Structural Engineering (MSc) requires the completion of a thesis covering a topic related to structural engineering. The research activities involve combinations of experimental, numerical, and theoretical work.
The research will be promoted by means of encouraging the development of collaboration networks between the university and other academic and social partners on a local, regional (Mediterranean), and international level. The establishment of such networks is critical as a means of acquiring experience and achieving effective exploitation of research results, good practice examples, and innovation.