General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator

Name: RAFAEL, BRAVO PAREJA / rbravo@ugr.MGCxw9ZOJUes

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Building and civil engineering (0732)

Main focus

; The educational objectives of this master’s programme are to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge focused on the following: the computational mechanics of structure, the dynamics of structures using models of both concentrated and distributed masses, seismic engineering from geological engineering to the earthquake-resistant building project, structural reliability, stochastic processes, assessment of structural quality and damage, models of behaviour of structural concrete based on continuum and fracture mechanics, analysis and design of joints in steel structures. Once equipped with this knowledge, the students will be able to deal with problems arising from the analysis of vibrations in serviceable structures, at both a professional and a research level, the assessment of the vulnerability of existing structures, and projects for structures subject to seismic actions in ultimate limit states.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Estructuras

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Earthquake-Resistant Project 1st Year 2nd Semester
Application of Fracture Mechanics to Structural Concrete 1st Year 2nd Semester
Computational Mechanics 1: Finite Elements 1st Year 1st Semester
Computational Mechanics 2: Boundary Elements 1st Year 1st Semester
Deformation in Structural Concrete 1st Year 1st Semester
Failures and Restoration of Foundations and Structures 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Modal Analysis and Defect Detection 1st Year 2nd Semester
Non-Destructive Evaluation and Quality in Structures 1st Year 2nd Semester
Numerical Analysis Applied to Engineering 1st Year 1st Semester
Optimisation and Intelligent Computing 1st Year 1st Semester
Previous Studies and Diagnosis 1st Year 1st Semester
Reliability and Continuous Damage 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seismic Excitation of the Ground 1st Year 2nd Semester
Semi-Rigid Metal Joints 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminars on Structural Engineering and Science 1st Year Yearly
Stochastic Processes 1st Year 1st Semester
Structural Analysis of Historical Buildings 1st Year 1st Semester
Structural Dynamics 1st Year 1st Semester
Vibrations in Continuous Systems 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of the following Spanish official university degrees, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems: Architect, Aeronautical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Geological Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mining Engineer, Naval Engineer, Licenciado/Graduado (Bachelor’s degree) in Geology, Licenciado/Graduado (Bachelor’s degree) in Mathematics, Licenciado/Graduado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Physics, Building Engineer, Industrial Technical Engineer, Public Works Technical Engineer, Mining Technical Engineer, Naval Technical Engineer, and Aeronautical Technical Engineer.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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