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Civil Engineering

**Why choose this course**
Civil engineers design, build and maintain the physical world around us. Become a civil engineer, and you'll be advancing and protecting the physical fabric of civilisation itself.

This well-established and fully accredited MSc Civil Engineering is delivered by leading academics, together with practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. It will equip you with first-class analytical and technical skills across a range of civil engineering disciplines, which will help you pursue a highly successful career in the field of civil engineering.

**What you will study**
Our fully accredited MSc Civil Engineering will help you acquire advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge across a range of civil engineering disciplines, including bridge engineering, construction management, and geotechnical, structural and water engineering.

This course offers six study streams, including bridge engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water engineering and environmental engineering, and infrastructure engineering and management.

As well as supporting your career development, this course provides you with the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related first degrees such as engineering geology or construction management. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects, Management and Soil Mechanics or Geotechnics subjects. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

Course modules

FULL-TIME

Year 1

DISSERTATION PROJECT - Compulsory
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS - Optional
APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Optional
BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS - Optional
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW - Optional
CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION - Optional
DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES - Optional
ENERGY GEOTECHNICS - Optional
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Optional
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING - Optional
INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE - Optional
PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional
SPATIAL STRUCTURES - Optional
STEEL BUILDING DESIGN - Optional
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS - Optional
WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE - Optional
WATER TREATMENT - Optional
BRIDGE MANAGEMENT - Optional
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING - Optional
CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - Optional
DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES - Optional
EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - Optional
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING - Optional
INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT - Optional
POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT - Optional
PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT - Optional
REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT - Optional
SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION - Optional
STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional
STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY - Optional
SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Optional
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING - Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take one from each of the following groups: Bridge, Geotechnics, Construction Management and Structures and a further four modules from any group.

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk

Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules
ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing
ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and resilience
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources
ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing

Please see our website for PT & DL modules.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2019 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 60 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2020 60 Months

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