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Civil Engineering

Our MSc in Civil Engineering will help you meet the further learning requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, as it is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers. For non-civil engineering graduates, who can demonstrate competence in mathematics and physics, we offer a two year integrated degree. If you are a UK/EU student, you will have the option to organise your own 11-month industrial work placement, which would provide you with valuable work experience.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject. All applicants for the conversion degree in civil engineering will need to demonstrate their competence at mathematics or physics. This would normally be either through the successful completion of mathematics modules as part of their first degree or completion of A-level mathematics or physics.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: MSc Research Project; Data Analysisand Experimental Methods for Civiland Environmental Engineering Optional modules include: Understanding Civil Engineering (compulsory for non-civil engineering
graduates); Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy; Earthquake Engineering; Project Economics and Management; Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination; Water Resources Planning and Management; Highway And Traffic Engineering;
Waste Resource Management; Advanced Structural Engineering; Advanced Foundation Engineering; Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings; River Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering 2; Advanced Finite Element Analysis; Transport Management and Safety; Coastal Flood Defence. The following modules are not available for non-civil engineering graduates: Applied Hydraulics; Geotechnical Engineering; Railway Engineering and Operations; Structural Engineering

Assessment methods

Problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design projects, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,578 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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