MSc in Civil Engineering

London South Bank University

Program Description

MSc in Civil Engineering

London South Bank University

This is a broad-based civil engineering course covering the areas of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and water transportation.

The technical modules of the course aim to develop the understanding and application of advanced theoretical contents of the specialist subject.
Structural topics are taught in the two modules of Finite Elements and Stress Analysis, and Advanced Structural Design. The interaction of geotechnics and structures is covered in the Soil-Structure Engineering module. The Water Resources Systems Management module looks into the water engineering aspects. The transportation field is studied in the Highway and Railway Engineering and Operations module. The final module, Asset Management and Project Appraisal of Infrastructures examine the methods, merits, and economics of repairs of existing structures.
You'll be required to complete an individual project into a specific area of the programme studied, providing you with the opportunity of pursuing a programme of independent study. The work is to be of an investigative nature having an experimental, analytical, computer-based or fieldwork input.
If you'd like any further information, please contact the course administrator, Ms. Jo Hillman: hillmajl@lsbu.ac.uk or call 020 7815 7106.


Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 16 months / 12 months January; September Southwark Campus
Part-time 3 years February; September Southwark Campus


Modules

Teaching techniques include lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratories, field trips and IT-based blended learning. Visiting lecturers from industry contribute in some modules.

  • Advanced structural design
  • Soil-structure engineering
  • Finite elements and stress analysis
  • Highway engineering and operation
  • Railway engineering and operation
  • Water engineering
  • Project


Employability

Employment prospects for graduates of these courses are very good, especially in view of the upturn in new infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. Successful students enter into a variety of positions within the construction industry, ranging from working in a design office, with contractors, and in local authorities.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Entry requirements

The programme is designed primarily for engineers and other construction industry professionals who are seeking to enhance their understanding of advanced civil, structural and geotechnical engineering technology.

You will have an undergraduate Civil Engineering degree with a minimum of a BEng Civil Engineering - 2:2 (or above) or a BSc Civil Engineering - 2:1 (or above) or equivalent work experience.

For applicants whose first degree was not taught and examined in English, an independent IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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1 - 3 years
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8,700 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £8700; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £3866.67; International fee: £5833.33
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