Professional course Eurocodes (IStructE)

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Architecture and Environment
Five 4hr sessions scheduled over five continuous weeks (Wednesdays)
Through weekly lectures

Page last updated 24 October 2023


The Department of Geography and Environmental Management is pleased to be supporting the Western Counties Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers (ISructE) in providing a series of courses on Eurocodes.

The Eurocodes are the European standards specifying how structural design should be conducted within the European Union (EU). The purpose of the Eurocodes is to provide:

  • a means to prove compliance with the requirements for mechanical strength and stability and safety in case of fire established by EU law.
  • a basis for construction and engineering contract specifications.
  • a framework for creating harmonized technical specifications for building products (CE mark)

The full set of Eurocodes courses is:

EN 1990 - Eurocode Basis of structural design

EN 1991 - Eurocode 1: Actions on structures

EN 1992 - Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures

EN 1993 - Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures

EN 1994 - Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures

EN 1995 - Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures

EN 1996 - Eurocode 6: Design of masonry structures

EN 1997 - Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design - Current course (Feb 2023), see details below

EN 1998 - Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance

EN 1999 - Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for participants but a basic understanding of the Eurocode system is assumed, together with a knowledge of Geotechnical design. 

Careers / Further study

This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course.



Eurocode 7: Foundation Design

This is one of a series of Eurocode courses run by IStructE Western Counties Regional Group and UWE. To be delivered over 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 15 February 2023.

This course is on foundation design. As with previous courses, the first week will be used to introduce the basic principles of design to the Eurocodes, EC0 and EC1.

Aimed at practicing engineers making the transition from British Standards to Eurocodes and also graduates developing their designing skills.

Learning and Teaching

The courses are convened by Bob Benton BSc(Eng) CEng MIStructE, a chartered structural engineer with experience in designing building and civil engineering structures, including  motorway projects and bridges. He is a visiting lecturer at UWE, where he teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and mid-career engineers. He has also authored educational material for The British Standards Institution.

Study time

The courses are delivered through 5 weekly lectures, which take place on consecutive Wednesdays 15:30 - 19:30 at UWE Frenchay Campus.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit the Institution of Structural Engineers Events webpage for course fees information and online booking forms.

Course Dates

This course runs every Wednesday for five weeks, 15:30 to 19:30.


Eurocode Basis of Structural Design

Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures

Wednesday 15 February 2023
UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus

Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design
Wednesdays 22 February - 15 March 2023

UWE Frenchay Campus

This date will only be used in the event that bad weather causes an earlier date to be cancelled
Wednesday 29 March 2023

UWE Frenchay Campus


How to apply

How to apply

Although these courses are hosted by UWE, they are administered by the Institition of Structural Engineers, please refer to the IStructE Courses Webpage for bookings and further information.

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