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Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc

Brunel University London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The aim of this MSc course is to develop you into a highly sought after industry-ready engineer with in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of the science and technology of structural integrity, including state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques in inspection.

Brunel’s Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and NAFEMS Composite Finite Element Analysis training.

Comprising of eight modules and an industry-supported dissertation, the course has been designed for full or part-time students, as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) delegates. In parallel with your degree, you can work towards the internationally recognised Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel (CSWIP) Plant Inspector Level 2 qualification.

Course content

Being taught in an industrial focused research and development environment makes this programme unique in the UK, as you will study on a site where major projects are undertaken for large global companies.

We will teach you about materials evaluation, structural assessment using finite element analysis, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), inspection and failure investigation, which includes risk management and mitigation strategies.

Your dissertation project is highly valued, as you will be mentored by both an industrial and academic supervisor on the latest engineering challenges. This experience in undertaking your dissertation within industry is highly valued by employers and greatly enhances your employability.

You’ll be invited to attend and also present your MSc project in a dedicated poster session, by contributing to the two day NSIRC Annual PhD Conference to leading industry experts. Once you’ve graduated, your dissertation will be made publically available through TWI, or published in journals and conferences where possible, emphasising the industrial relevance of this degree.

Careers and your future

The course has an Industrial Advisory Committee with senior members from major UK companies, who meet annually to review and advise on the course content and delivery to ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills demanded by industry.

The Advisory Committee includes; Amec Foster Wheeler Plc, Subsea 7, BAE Systems- Maritime Services, Lloyds Register, EDF Energy.

The programme produces engineers who can quickly make a contribution to achieving and assuring structural integrity in industry. Key skills and knowledge include materials testing, structural analysis using finite element analysis, inspection and fitness-for-service assessment that conforms to international codes and standards – valuable skills that distinguish you for recruitment by a diverse range of companies and organisations globally.

Our industry ready graduates are in high demand and have either gone back to their company sponsors, or found direct employment nationally and internationally, such as: TWI Ltd, Mott MacDonald, PTT Global Chemical, Network Rail.

In addition, we actively encourage our graduates to continue onto a doctoral training programme (PhD) within NSIRC.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Brunel University London

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  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 57 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.58 72%



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