Structural Engineering & Mechanics
From May, MSc students will work on an individual project. This is your opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned throughout the programme, pursue an area of research that interests you and show to future employers that you have been involved in cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
The project work will be undertaken at either the University of Glasgow or the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of an academic member of staff. You also have the possibility to undertake their project at another university, research institute or industrial partner. This option must be agreed in advance with the programme director.
You may choose your MSc project topic in consultation with academic staff or from a list of topics suggested by academic staff. Projects are normally allocated in January.
Students are required to submit a dissertation and present the results of their project work in the form of a Poster Presentation in early September.
Some examples of previous project titles are:
- Modelling of large steel frame composite structures in local fire
- Analysis of coupled heat and moisture transfer in concrete exposed to high temperatures
- Computational modelling of the failure of brick masonry panels subjected to in-plane loading
- The extended finite element method (XFEM) for modelling fracturing
- Embedded reinforcement formulation for finite element analysis