MSc in Civil Engineering (with optional specialist streams)

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

Program Description

MSc in Civil Engineering (with optional specialist streams)

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

MSc in Civil Engineering (with optional specialist streams)

Engineering graduates are in high demand from recruiting companies worldwide.

This course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of engineering industries. As a Masters student, you’ll gain the specialist and generic skills necessary to lead future developments.

This one-year MSc in civil engineering is suitable for graduates with a background in any discipline of civil engineering. Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth science, maths, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.

You can graduate with an MSc in Civil Engineering or choose to follow a specialist named stream:

  • Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering & Project Management
  • Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering & Project Management
  • Civil Engineering with Geoenvironmental Engineering & Project Management

You’ll study

You'll take the compulsory module Civil Engineering Design Projects. This module gives you the opportunity to work on real projects. You can choose between a renewable energy project or an industrial project. You’ll develop comprehensive and innovative designs that involve structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, management, environmental and financial planning.

You'll also take the compulsory module Research Protocols for Science & Engineering which supports the dissertation project. You also have a wide choice of optional modules.

Following successful completion of the taught component, you’ll undertake a dissertation. If you’re on one of the specialist streams you’ll undertake a research project on a topic related to that stream. The dissertation can be linked to the industrial placement and worked on together with the industrial partner.

Course content

Compulsory Classes for all MSc Civil Engineering students (including specialist streams)

  • Civil Engineering Design Projects
  • Research Protocols for Science & Engineering

Compulsory classes for students undertaking MSc Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering & Project Management

  • Advanced Structural Analysis & Design
  • Prestressed Concrete, Composite Materials & Structural Stability
  • Ground Improvement & Reinforcement
  • Project Management

Compulsory classes for students undertaking MSc Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering & Project Management

  • Rock Mechanics, Tunnelling & Groundwater
  • Ground Improvement & Reinforcement
  • Slopes & Walls
  • Project Management

Compulsory classes for students undertaking MSc Civil Engineering with Geoenvironmental Engineering & Project Management

  • Site Investigation & Risk Assessment
  • Contaminated Land
  • Waste Management & Landfill Design
  • Project Management

Elective classes: List A

  • Ground Improvement & Reinforcement
  • Site Investigation & Risk Assessment
  • Advanced Structural Analysis & Design
  • Prestressed Concrete, Composite Materials & Structural Stability
  • Waste Management & Landfill Design
  • Project Management
  • Rock Mechanics, Tunnelling & Groundwater
  • Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater Flow Modelling
  • Aquifer Mechanics
  • Structural Design
  • Renewable Energy Marine Systems
  • Slopes & Walls
  • Contaminated Land

Elective classes: List B

  • Global Water Policy
  • Financial Engineering
  • Principles of Environmental Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Forensics
  • Science, Technology & Innovation Policy
  • Environmental Pollution Management
  • Air Pollution, Climate Change & Human Health
  • Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry
  • Transport Development & Sustainability
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Design Management
  • Pollution and Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Learning & teaching

The course has two semesters of taught classes. Some classes involve field trips and/or lab work. For field trips, you need to wear warm clothing, waterproof jacket/trousers and sturdy shoes/boots (e.g. hiking boots or non-slip wellington boots).

For lab work, you’ll need a lab coat. At the start of your course, you’ll attend a two-day induction welcoming you to the department.

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any Civil Engineering discipline.

Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth sciences, maths, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.

Students with a Lower Second-class Honours degree may be considered where they have substantial relevant professional experience.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
18,000 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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