Structural Engineering, Master
Our Masters in Structural Engineering offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to pursue a career in civil engineering and construction. Candidates with degrees in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Construction, among others, are warmly welcomed onto our course.
The course focuses on 3 main areas:
1. Seismic and dynamic behaviour
2. Structural quality, reliability and damage.
3. Advanced models for metal and concrete structures.
The engineering department are continuously involved in publically and privately funded research projects. This allows for a great deal of interaction between the theory taught in class and its practical application, opening up new research lines, and fostering constant innovation.
During the course, you will attain the skills necessary to embark on a career in structural stability, systematically studying the following areas: dynamics, vibrations, and computer generated stability calculations.
The following areas form an integral part of the masters: structural dynamics, models employing concentrated and distributed masses, seismic engineering (geological engineering to earthquake-resistant construction), structural reliability, stochastic processes, structural quality evaluation, concrete-structure behavioural models based on continuum and fracture mechanics, analysis and design of joints in concrete structures.
Once equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills in these areas, you will then acquire the expertise necessary to deal with problems in the analysis of vibrations in operational structures. Additionally, you will acquire the know-how to asses the vulnerability of existing structures, especially in relation to the effects of seismic activity.
The attainment of these skills allows you to move freely in the job market, working in consultancy firms, construction companies, in public institutions or on a freelance basis.