Timber is becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable construction material, creating more and more opportunities for engineers who want to work with this unique resource. This course, the only one of its kind in the UK, meets a demand for suitably qualified construction professionals by developing the diverse range of skills of those that are already in, or would like to enter the timber industry.
You'll become a competent and resourceful timber engineer, equipped with the relevant training in analysis, design and assessment of timber structural systems. This both satisfies the needs of the timber industry and meets the academic requirements appropriate for chartered membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation. This means you will not only graduate with a postgraduate degree but a highly respected professional qualification.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
You'll develop the ability to analyse, design and assess timber structural systems and assemblies as well as useful transferable skills in presentation, communication and team work.
Duration: 1 year - 3 trimesters
Project Management, Analysis & Timber Design 1, Sustainable Building Design
Timber Materials Application, Analysis & Timber Design 2, Timber Form & Construction
Students of this course are eligible for the Best Dissertation Performance prize.
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa