Postgraduate taught 

Civil Engineering MSc

Advanced Steel and Concrete Design 4 ENG4124

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is the advanced-level structural design course covering pre-stressed concrete, rigid-steel frames and composite steel and concrete construction. The course will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills to allow them to design complex elements and connections within building structures.


1 lecture and 1 half-class tutorial per week

Excluded Courses





Examination (80%)

Course Assignment or Quiz (20%)

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Masters students are able to resit if necessary

Course Aims

This course aims to further extend an understanding of the principles and practice of modern structural design into complex elements and connections in pre-stressed concrete, rigid structural steel and composite steel/concrete.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1) compare the options available in more advanced structural design systems;

2) evaluate the technical design processes involved in structural continuity, steel plate-girders, pre-stressed concrete and composite construction.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.