This course is designed for students who may eventually wish to specialise in structural engineering - as manifested, for example, in bridges and large buildings. Later course years place emphasis on structural theory and design using different materials. The course introduces you to the effects of large loads, such as those due to earthquakes, wind and fire. Although emphasising aspects of structural engineering, the core course units cover the same subjects as the civil engineering degree, thus satisfying the academic requirements for entry to both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. The first two years of the course are, therefore, the same as the MEng in Civil Engineering. In the third and fourth years, you undertake numerically demanding research and design exercises relating to a wide-range of structures. The expertise gained from these exercises can be supplemented by the careful selection of design and research projects and by the choice of options that complement the work further. MEng Civil and Structural Engineering provides you with a basic preparation for professional careers in the built environment sector (including design, construction, local authority and specialist work), as well as in other areas such as project management and finance. We aim to instill not just knowledge of engineering science, but also a base of practical skills, an understanding of design, comprehension of the commercial world and competence in transferable skills (problem solving, team working, creativity, communications and IT).