Civil Engineering (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Civil Engineering at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Do you want to develop your knowledge of civil engineering to postgraduate level, work towards Chartered Engineer status and have the opportunity to specialise in earthquake, environmental, geotechnical or structural engineering?

On this Master's in Civil Engineering MSc degree course, you'll focus on environmental management for civil engineering in different phases of projects, including the planning, designing, constructing and managing of public works.

You’ll develop strategic and general management skills and learn the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis and its application.

Specialist pathways

You'll deliver an integrated design project, where you can focus on an aspect of Civil Engineering such as Earthquake, Structural, Geotechnical or Environmental Engineering. You can further develop your specialist research on your dissertation, using experimental and numerical methods.

You'll graduate with an award that reflects the specialism you focused on in your design project, for example, MSc Civil Engineering with Earthquake Engineering or MSc Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering.

When you graduate, you'll have the expertise to enter a career in areas that reflect your specialist skills.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn the science behind civil engineering, using analytical structural analysis, numerical analysis, and solving engineering problems using the finite element method (FEM) and FEM software packages
  • Understand topics including environmental issues associated with civil engineering projects, management in the construction industry, and the development of organisational and project strategic direction
  • Have the option to specialise in a specific area of civil engineering in your design project and dissertation
  • Learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and discussion groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academic staff as well as experienced practitioners from outside organisations
  • Use our laboratory facilities, including an environmental lab and computing equipment
  • Apply your skills to practical problems as part of our partnership schemes with local and global organisations

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the construction industry, or in related fields.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Civil Engineering degree course

Core modules are:

  • Civil Engineering Science
  • Design Project: Civil, Earthquake, Environmental, Geotechnical or Structural Engineering
  • Dissertation
  • Environmental Management for Civil Engineering
  • Strategic and General Management

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • discussion groups
  • independent learning strategies

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework
  • projects
  • dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

Civil engineers need a wide range of skills and abilities in order to meet society's changing needs. When you graduate from the MSc Civil Engineering degree course, you'll have the expert knowledge, technical skills and competencies that employers in industry expect

What can you do with a Civil Engineering degree?

Areas you can work include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Site engineering
  • Construction
  • Consultancy
  • Project management

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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