MSc in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

The MSc in Structural & Geotechnical Engineering at Trinity is a specialist course aimed at Engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career at the top level of Structural Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering.

The course explores the field of Structural/Geotechnical Engineering addressing the modern challenges in this industry including sustainability of buildings and structural materials, earthquakes, bridge design, soil-structure interactions, advanced modelling, and analysis of structures.

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Students take lectures from departmental staff for a variety of Structural and Geotechnical subjects and have the opportunity to carry out cutting edge Structures or Geotechnics research projects related to topics that the Department is actively involved in. The areas of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering covered during the course include:

  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Structural dynamics
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Bridge engineering
  • Facade engineering
  • Geotechnical design
  • Materials technology
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • A unified theory of structures
  • Structural durability and sustainability
  • Engineering management

The degree programme is divided into three parts:

  • Two semesters of taught courses with an average of 12 lectures per week.
  • A major dissertation is undertaken during the second half of the course.

The course was nominated as the Best New Course by Postgrad Ireland in 2013 and Best Engineering Course in 2015.

Contact Us

For any queries relating to any of the MSc courses please contact us.

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Course Director

Assistant Professor Dr David O'Connell


Course Administrator

Ms Mary Curley