Nottingham Trent University
Our MSc Civil Engineering course is developed from a mix of technical and management-based modules, aligning to current global issues relating to civil engineering and management. Your learning will focus on the civil engineering infrastructure and structural and management aspects of construction, as well as environmental problems affecting construction projects. To enhance your employability, you will be exposed to industry and visiting academic experts as part of your modules, and the course structure offers flexibility so that you can continue with your work commitments whilst studying.
This course is suitable for professionals working in the broad civil engineering and construction industries, who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) undergraduate students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a technical postgraduate programme. The skills and knowledge gained on this course opens up opportunities for application to senior technical and middle/senior management positions.
Our MSc Civil Engineering course concentrates on the civil engineering, structural and management aspects of construction, as well as environmental problems affecting construction projects. You'll gain awareness, an understanding of, and competence in, the design, management and construction of civil engineering infrastructure. Our MSc Civil Engineering course has been submitted for accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators of the Engineering Council (JBM). Subject to accreditation, the course will provide opportunities for further learning to meet the educational base for Chartered Engineer status.
- You'll have hands-on access to our industry-standard workshops and laboratories, supported by our team of expert technicians, enabling you to test, learn and research for yourself. Some modules include laboratory investigations and computer applications as part of the delivery method.
- Extend your knowledge and experience by exploring other disciplines interconnected with course, such as energy, manufacturing and other industries. Our course structure enables personal exploration in related areas of interest, helping you to align your developing knowledge to your career aspirations.
- Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice.
- Hear from visiting industry and academic experts, some of whom are NTU alumni, who will be teaching parts of the modules, providing a 'real life' perspective on the topics you will be studying. Some modules also include a field trip, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice.
MSc: Applying with prior qualifications
- 2:2 honours degree in civil engineering, or an appropriate built environment subject area.
We will also consider applicants with the following qualifications:
- Postgraduate diploma, or equivalent academic achievement in civil engineering or appropriate built environment subject area.
Applying with industry experience
- Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.
- If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have two to three years' experience, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
- You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure, and civil engineering and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure, and civil engineering or building projects.
A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course content. In most modules, you'll take part in intensive sessions of key point lectures, supported by study guides and other literature. Live site visits and laboratory sessions will support your lecture and seminar-based learning. Many modules include presentations by external industry specialists, to provide a real life perspective on the module content. Some modules also include laboratory investigations and computer applications, and some modules also include a field trip, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Non-contact hours include direct out-of-classroom reading and activities, and independent learning and reading is deemed necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course.
The MSc Civil Engineering course is formed of eight taught modules, totalling 180 credit points:
- Research Project/Dissertation
- Current Practices in Civil Engineering
- Advanced Structural Engineering
- Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology
- Sustainable Transport Planning and Engineering
- Professional Practice and Procedure for Construction and Engineering Management
- Advanced Construction Materials
- Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation and Design
Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and designs for assessment.
Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.
There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||7,250 (Year 1)||International||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||Home/EU||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||14,500 (Year 1)||International||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||Home/EU||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||England||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||Wales||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||England||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||Scotland||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||Northern Ireland||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||EU||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||Scotland||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,000 (Year 1)||Northern Ireland||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||EU||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,000 (Year 1)||Wales||1 Years|
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