Professional course

Eurocodes (IStructE)

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Geography and Environmental Management
5 four-hour sessions, scheduled over five continuous Wednesdays
Through lectures
Programme leader:
Bob Benton

Page last updated 30 September 2019


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 courses are intended for chartered and graduate civil and structural engineers. It will also be of interest to building control officers, architects and chartered surveyors.



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

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

EN 1999 - Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures

Learning and Teaching

The courses are convened by Bob Benton BSc(Eng) CEng MIStructE, a chartered structural engineer with experience of designing building and civil engineering structures and motorway projects. 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 webpage for more details.

Course Dates

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

Cohort 2020

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Wednesday 12 February 2020 (this date will only be used in the event that bad weather causes an earlier date to be cancelled)

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.

For further information

  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7235 4535

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