IStructE CM Online Exam Prep Course



Modulus is pleased to be delivering the IStructE CM Examination Preparation Course (hosted for many years at Westminster College)

The pass rate for course delegates taking the July 2018 examination was 60%, this compares well to the overall pass rate of 35%.

Available Courses

We are now taking bookings for courses in 2021, these will be taking place online on Wednesday evenings. Click on the link below or scroll down for an outline of the programme.

If you have any queries, please contact

Aims and Objectives

This course is intended for structural engineers making final preparations to sit the chartered membership examination. There will be guidance, hints and tips for preparing and sitting the examination in the following areas:

  • Preparing and exam technique

  • Key issues to address in answering questions

  • Options and solutions for concrete and steel superstructure and sub-structures

  • Review of past papers

Course details

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: £395 +VAT

Venue: Online - interactive


Time: 18:15 to 20:30


Course notes: Where provided by the speaker a pdf copy of the notes will be available, usually in advance.

Programme Outline - June 2021  Course




Topics include

2 June 2021

Owen Brooker


  • Load transfer diagrams

  • Functional framing diagrams

  • Stability systems

9 June 2021

Paul Perry

Steelwork solutions

  • "Rule of thumb" for analysis and design

  • Steel floors, beams, columns, portals and trusses

16 June 2021

Paul Perry

Basements and Retaining Walls

  • Basement; design concepts

  • Basement; construction sequence

  • Retaining Walls; at ramps & sloping sites

23 June 2021

Paul Perry

Transfer Structures

  • Transition between grids

  • Building over tunnel & sewer

  • Vierendeel trusses & plate girders

30 June 2021

Paul Perry


  • Types

  • Pile/pads/ underpinning

7 July 2021

Owen Brooker

Concrete and Timber solutions

  • Concrete floor options

  • Timber floor options

  • Quick analysis methods

  • Quick concrete design

14 July 2021

Mohmmed Alshahed

When I took the exam

  • How to prepare for the exam

21 July 2021

Owen Brooker

Past Papers

  • Identifying key issues

  • Developing solutions

28 July 2021

Paul Perry

Methods Statements and Programmes

  • Logical sequence of events

  • Method statements, construction methods and temporary works

  • Programming, estimating timings for sub- and super-structure

4 August 2021

Paul Perry

The letter, drawings & calculations

  • Letter writing tips

  • Drawings "Rules of thumb" & Calculation format

  • Report appraisal tips

Payment Information

The cost of this course is £395 +VAT. Payment can be made using either a debit or credit card and it is NOT necessary to have a PayPal account. As noted in the Terms and Conditions payment can be made by invoice for an administration fee of £25. Please contact if you wish to pay by invoice.

Available Courses

Please note that on occasions it may be necessary to adjust the programme and speakers.

If you have any difficulties with the payment pages or if you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact us.