MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering

UWL University of West London

Program Description

MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering

UWL University of West London

Overview

This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the core subject areas of civil engineering including structural analysis, sustainability and hydraulics. Application of modern IT techniques to complex problem solving is a theme that runs through the course. The course also covers broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering.

Why choose this course?

Our MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), and successful completion satisfies the academic requirements for chartered status.
The course is designed to advance your analytical skills and give you a better understanding of the interrelationship of current environmental issues and civil engineering. The course links these studies to the core subject areas of civil engineering including, but not limited to, sustainability, geotechnics and hydraulics.
You will have access to dedicated computing laboratory in two locations, and the academic and professional elements of the course are well supported by the university library.
You will also have a range of digital resources available to you including specialist simulation packages with full licences such as:
  • ANSYS
  • ETABS
  • SAFE
  • LUSAS.
This course is offered within a research-based school with some thirty PhD students, and it covers the broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering.
Specialist simulation packages with full licences including Ansys, ETABS, SAFE and LUSAS. A range of diverse methods is used to explore all aspects of the field. A strong supportive culture exists amongst the course tutors which enable students to achieve their potential.
You will have access to dedicated computing laboratory in two locations. The academic and professional elements are well supported by the university library and a good range of digital resources are available.
Extended MSc Civil and Environment Engineering
If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for the MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering course, you may qualify for our Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering option. It includes two additional modules. They are:
  • Advanced Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking, Analysis and Evaluation
To help you get the most out of your studies, English language support is also available on this programme if needed.
When you have successfully completed the modules above and you have attended all language support sessions (if applicable) you will automatically progress to the modules listed on the 'course details' tab of this page.
The Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering course starts on 13 May 2019 and the total duration is approximately 15 months.
Note that the Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering option must be studied full time and the fee is different from the standard MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Successful completion of this course satisfies the academic requirements for the grade Member.

Tutor Information

This course is run by the School of Computing and Engineering to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.
The School of Computing and Engineering teaching staff includes:

Dr Kourosh Behzadian is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, an expert in Hydrosystems Engineering and Management and Operations Research, a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by the Engineering Council, a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (C.WEM) by the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK.
Senior Lecturer Indira Chauhan has considerable industrial experience within design and construction of building and infrastructure projects.

Working in Academia from 2006, Indira has been teaching various undergraduate courses in Building Surveying, Construction Project Management/Architectural Design and Technology and Civil & Environmental Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering.

Professor Joe Rizzuto has considerable industrial and academic experience. He has worked on a wide variety of schemes with consulting engineers and contractors both in the UK and overseas. His most recent roles have included Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Associate in industry.
He has been the main leader of taught design modules for civil engineering structural design on undergraduate and postgraduate Civil Engineering degree programmes and has been main coordinator and supervisor for the 'Constructionarium' residential field activity.

Dr Fabio Tosti has been involved in several European and Italian Research projects as a Research team member. He is the leader of Project 2.5 “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, sub-structures, foundations and soil”, within the framework of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

Since 2013, he is co-Convener at the EGU General Assembly for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”. He has served as EGU Representative of Early Career Scientists (ECS) within the “Geosciences Instrumentation & Data Systems (GI)” Division for the year 2015-2016.

Career and study progression

The course aims to provide routes into a number of career options and positions within the Civil Engineering field.
Students from this course can find employment opportunities with:
  • consulting civil engineering companies
  • structural engineering firm
  • contractors
  • local/national government
  • utility companies.
Outstanding graduates can continue their studies at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL.

Course detail

This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the consideration of the interrelationship of current environmental issues and civil engineering. The course links these studies to the core subject areas of Civil Engineering including Structural Analysis, Sustainability, Geotechnics and Hydraulics.

Whilst there is the opportunity to complete empirical study the application of modern IT techniques to complex problem solving is a theme that runs through the course. The course also covers broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering.

Our teaching staff are well qualified and have an abundance of experience. The university also offers central support for learning skills for students who may require it. A strong student role is actively encouraged.

Course works or mini-projects make 50% of the total assessment. There is practical work, report writing, critical academic writing and the skills and knowledge gained in these contribute to the delivery of a high-quality dissertation.

All the core modules have an end of term examination as well as mini- project. Module leaders provide appropriate support throughout the module to ensure candidates are well prepared.

Modules

  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Construction Project Management
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Method for Civil and Built Environment
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

An honours degree, minimum 2:2, in Civil or Structural Engineering or other Engineering qualification at equivalent level.

Alternatively, a lower level qualification in a numerate area (e.g. BSc/BEng in Engineering) together with appropriate experience will also be considered.

Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering
To study the Extended MSc Civil and Environmental programme you will need:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • International students need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • We will also consider you for this course with IELTS between 6.0-6.5 - in this case you would need to complete an English language course during your first semester, which we provide at no additional cost.

International requirements for standard MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering

International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 9, 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
13,000 GBP
International students. EU/UK students: £7,800. 2019 fees may change subject to government policy and regulations.
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United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 9, 2019
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