Our MSc Civil Engineering provides a comprehensive programme of study across a range of subject areas. You may prefer to opt for a more specialised approach by choosing specific modules in the area of your interest in the first two semesters. Furthermore, you could focus your research project in the same area. You may choose from these research areas: environment, geotechnical engineering, management, pavement engineering, structural engineering, and transportation and water resources.
The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60-credit major individual research-based project. In addition to the core modules, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Civil Engineering or to augment your degree a specific area of interest. Following the successful completion of the taught modules, the major individual project is undertaken over the summer term.
The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering.
Professional accreditation MSc (technical)
Accredited by the:
Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
Institution of Structural Engineers
Institute of Highway Engineers
Joint Board of Moderators of the Institution of Civil Engineers
On behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
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Typical core modules
Research Project Literature Review
Research Project Organisation and Planning
Typical optional modules
Advanced Structural Design
Civil Engineering Research Project Preparation
Dynamic and Wind Engineering
Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
Highway and Pavement Design
Spatial Data Acquisition
Sustainable Construction and Life Cycle Analysis
Tall Building Group Design Project
An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in civil engineering or a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element).
TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking).
PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element).
MUET: Band 3.
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.