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Civil Engineering

This course offers a broad-based knowledge in civil engineering covering geotechnical, structural and water engineering, placing an equal emphasis on analysis and design. Effective civil engineers need a sound understanding of these three areas and their inherent interconnections.

The core modules give you a grounding in engineering analysis and design. In the second semester, you can follow your interests and choose from a list of specialist modules.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent overseas level qualification. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules:
Linear Systems and Structural Analysis; Structural Design; Geotechnical Design; Constitutive Modelling of Geotechnical Materials; Hydrogeology and Research Skills.

Optional modules vary but can include:
Advanced Hydraulics; Engineering Hydrology; Innovations in Structural Concrete; Advanced Concrete Design; Blast and Impact Effects on Structures; Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures; Sustainable Concrete Technology; Flood Risk Management; SuDS and Green Infrastructure; Computational Methods in Water Engineering; Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks; Coastal Engineering.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination. For environment courses, students also take class and practical tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 22,450 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,650 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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