Master of Science in Civil Engineering


Program Description

London South Bank University


Civil engineering has an impact on almost every aspect of the environment we live in, from building structures to transportation and sanitation. It has applications all over the world, with key skills transferable into other industries.

This is a broad-based civil engineering course covering the areas of structures, geotechnics, water engineering, water transportation, computer-aided design, highway engineering and Railway Engineering.

You'll be required to complete an individual project into a specific area of the programme. This will provide you with the opportunity to pursue independent study and undertake work of an investigative nature, contributing an experimental, analytical, computer-based or fieldwork input.

If you'd like any further information, please contact the course administrator, Ms Jo Hillman: or call 020 7815 7106.

Why Civil Engineering at LSBU?

Ranked 2nd for satisfaction with teaching in London (Guardian League Tables 2020).

It is accredited by the Engineering Council. The highly-technical course makes gaining Chartership easier. Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction and research intensity in Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019). Currently engaging in numerous research and development projects with industrial collaborators, providing industry-relevant dissertation topics. It allows for specialism in particular aspects of Civil Engineering, e.g. structures, geotechnics, highways, rail, water transport.

Start date
16 months
Southwark Campus
28 months
Southwark Campus
12 months
Southwark Campus
24 months
Southwark Campus


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

  • Advanced structural design
  • Soil-structure engineering
  • Finite elements and stress analysis
  • Highway engineering and operation
  • Railway engineering and operation
  • Water engineering
  • Project
Module description Assessment
Advanced Structural Design 70% Examination 30% Coursework
Finite Elements and Stress Analysis 50% Examination 50% Coursework
Railway Engineering and Asset Management 50% Examination 50% Coursework
Soil-Structure Engineering 70% Examination 30% Coursework
Water Engineering 70% Examination 30% Coursework
Highway Engineering and Operations 50% Examination 50% Coursework
Project (three modules value) 100% Coursework


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, working in a design office, with contractors and in local authorities.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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 offers 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.

Last updated Jan 2020

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