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Structures in Action M ENG5088

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Structural Engineering Review Project is a 10 credit course running in Semester 1.  Each student is required to produce a 5000-word report on an individual topic related to Structural Engineering.  Supervision and guidance will be provided by an academic member of staff, but the exercise will be based largely on independent work by each student.



Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements


Excluded Courses





100% Report

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to stimulate the students' interest in advanced Structural Engineering and allow them to conduct an individual "state-of-the-art" review of a specific sub-discipline of Structural Engineering at post-graduate level.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this module, students should be competent in conducting a review of advanced structural engineering topics at postgraduate level.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Submit review report and comply with the specific criteria given in the course documentation.