This MSc Civil Engineering provides a comprehensive programme of study across a range of subject areas. You may prefer to choose a more specialised approach by adopting a subject theme and choosing specific modules in the first two semesters with a research project related to the theme. However, it is possible to choose a more generalised programme of study across these subject areas for the award of MSc Civil Engineering.
The course is studied over one academic year of 12 months. Sixty credits of modules are studied in each of the Autumn and Spring Semesters. Any digression from this (for example 50:70 credit split) can only be with agreement of the course director. A research project is undertaken in the summer period.
Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of lectures, seminars (both teacher- and student-led), individual consultations, literature study, practical work including laboratory work, group interaction and discussion and learning through self-directed study.
Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, coursework, oral presentations and a dissertation.
The compulsory Civil Engineering Research Project Preparation module taken on this course is designed to give a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period.
In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Civil Engineering or to augment your degree with a specific theme.
Over the summer period, you will be required to complete a 60-credit dissertation/research project. The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff.
Academic English preparation and support
If you need additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
A specialist engineering course is available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.