IStructE CM Exam Preparation Course

Our spring course, starting 15 April 2020, will be an interactive online course, and will prepare you for the July 20 examination which is still expected to go ahead in the UK .

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 the below courses. Click on the course 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 - Spring 2020 Course




Topics include

15 April 2020

Owen Brooker


  • TBC

22 April 2020

Paul Perry

Steelwork solutions

  • Steel options

  • "Rule of thumb" for analysis and design

  • Steel floors, beams, columns, portals and grades

29 April 2020

Owen Brooker

Concrete and Timber solutions

  • Concrete floor options

  • Timber floor options

  • Quick analysis methods

  • Quick concrete design

6 May 2020

Paul Perry

Transfer Structures

  • Single interrupted column

  • Transition between grids

  • Building over tunnel/sewer

  • Vierendeel beans/ plate girders

13 May 2020

Paul Perry


  • Types

  • Pile/pads/ underpinning

20 May 2020

Owen Brooker

Stability and Framing

  • Load transfer diagrams

  • Functional framing diagrams

  • Stability systems

27 May 2020

Paul Perry

Basements and Retaining Walls

  • Basement; design concepts

  • Basement; construction sequence

  • Retaining Walls; at ramps & sloping sites

3 June 2020

Owen Brooker

Past Papers

  • Identifying key issues

  • Developing solutions

10 June 2020

Paul Perry

Methods Statements and Programmes

  • Logical sequence of events

  • Method statements, sway and temporary works

  • Programming, estimating timings for sub and super-structure

17 June 2020

Paul Perry

The letter, drawings & calculations

  • Letter writing tips

  • Drawings

  • "Rules of thumb"

  • Calculation format

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.


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