Why this course?
Engineering graduates are in high demand from recruiting companies worldwide.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of engineering industries. As a Masters student, you'll gain the specialist and generic skills necessary to lead future developments.
This one-year MSc in civil engineering is suitable for graduates with a background in any discipline of civil engineering. Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth science, maths, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.
You can graduate with an MSc in Civil Engineering or choose to follow a specialist named stream:
- Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering & Project Management
- Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering & Project Management
- Civil Engineering with Geoenvironmental Engineering & Project Management
- Civil Engineering with Water Engineering & Project Management
You'll take the compulsory module Civil Engineering Design Projects. This module gives you the opportunity to work on real projects. Students currently undertake a renewable energy project. You'll develop comprehensive and innovative designs that involve structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, management, environmental and financial planning.
You'll also take the compulsory module Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods which supports the dissertation project. You also have a wide choice of optional modules.
Following successful completion of the taught component, you'll undertake a dissertation. If you're on one of the specialist streams you'll undertake a research project on a topic related to that stream.
Starting in session 2017-18, a new class on Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be available as an option for students who register for this MSc. Knowledge of BIM, a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle, is sought after by employers.
As part of the class Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry, you can apply to work with industry projects.
Our £6 million state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are well-equipped with high-technological instrumentation and available space to investigate:
- environmental & molecular microbiology
- environmental chemistry
- analytical chemistry
- geomechanics & soil quality
- structural design & material science
Discover more about our laboratory facilities.
MSc Civil Engineering Course Director and Leader of the Water Engineering stream:
- Dr Philippe Sentenac
Leader of the Geotechnical Engineering stream:
- Professor Alessandro Tarantino
Leader of the Geoenvironmental Engineering stream:
- Dr Christine Switzer
Leader of the StructuralEngineering stream:
- Professor Daniele Zonta
Most of the staff that contribute to this MSc are part of three main centres:
- Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure
- Centre for Ground Engineering & Energy Geosciences
- Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health
The MSc Civil Engineering programme (including the specialist streams except for the water engineering stream) has been fully accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
The accreditation of MSc in Civil Engineering with Water Engineering & Project Management will be applied three years after initial launch in 2016.