Closed for enrolment
Structural and Civil Engineering
Closed for enrolment
Structural and Civil Engineering
Note! The Master's programme is not open for enrolment from 2020
Studying the Master's programme in Structural and Civil Engineering at AAU Esbjerg, you will learn how to design constructions as well as mechanical systems in relation to construction.
The focus of the study programme is the construction of large structures such as tall buildings, piers or drilling rigs. You are taught about design and analysis of marine and offshore constructions, and you get to work with analysis of bearing structures.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will explore complex issues within the field of structural and civil engineering and you are challenged to use all of your combined knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You get to come up with creative solutions for problems such as how to design a floating wind turbine of 5000 tons or how to design a large bridge. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will prepare you better for your own work life after you graduate.
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
The Master’s programme entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Structural and Civil Engineering).
As a graduate from Structural and Civil Engineering, many professional fields are open to you. Your future job title could be consulting engineer, practicing engineer, coordinator, development engineer, researcher and/or teacher at a university etc.
The Master's programme in Structural and Civil Engineering incorporates a wide range of disciplines: structural mechanics, mechanical systems, material behaviour and modelling, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics. Throughout the study programme, contemporary technologies are applied for analysis and design and you will use experimental work and computer simulations to combine theory and practice.
Studying Structural and Civil Engineering, you will gain a good understanding of:
- Building materials
- Structural mechanics
- Fluids and soil
- Interaction problems, both static and dynamic
Additionally, you obtain expertise in:
- Computational methods
- Experimental methods
- Probabilistic methods
- Computer programming
The teaching combines lectures, laboratory work and project work and on the first two semesters, you spend half of your study time on courses and the other half on a semester project. Each semester has an overall theme and within this theme, you conduct a semester project with your project group, where you investigate and attempt to solve a relevant issue within your field of study.
The study programmes at AAU are based on problem based learning and project work, which gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice in your semester projects, which will prepare you better for your future career.
Job and career
As a graduate from Structural and Civil Engineering, many professional fields are open to you. Your future job title could be for instance consulting engineer, practicing engineer, coordinator, development engineer, researcher and/or teacher at a university etc.
Your work tasks may include:
- Construction of e.g. bridges, roads, houses, ocean windmills etc.
- Planning and administration of construction process
- Project management
- Reducing energy consumption
- Foundations of large constructions
- Design of indoor air-conditioning systems
- Calculations in relation to the construction or the construction process
- Choice of building materials
- Optimising the work environment
- Quality control
- Inspection of the building site for security purposes
Aalborg University cooperates with external organisations - both private and public which gives you the opportunity to gain valuable contacts for when you have finished your degree.
Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.
Heidi Valdkilde Abrahamsen
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Telephone: 99 40 76 69
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Contact study department
If you have questions regarding the content of the study programme, courses, entry requirements or the like, please feel free to contact the study board.
International student counsellor Heidi Valdkilde Jensen
Telephone: +45 9940 7700
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(+45) 9940 9655 (Master's programme)
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