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Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Civil Engineering MSc
This MSc aims to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for employment as professional Civil Engineers, and give them a solid academic background for becoming Chartered Engineers. The programme combines integrated design project work with an individual research project in the student's chosen specialist field.
What will I learn?
Students develop an advanced knowledge of Civil Engineering and associated engineering and scientific disciplines. They gain an awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects, alongside a wide range of transferable skills, enabling them to develop careers in research and industry.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantages of studying in a multi-faculty college with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated within the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.
This MSc covers all the major areas of civil engineering, reflecting the broad range of expertise available within the Department and its strong links with the engineering profession across the UK and beyond.
The emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment equips students for subsequent professional practice in this field.
The MSc is JBM accredited for those students that hold a Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree on entry.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of a design project (45 credits), five optional modules (75 credits), and a research project (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project in a preferred specialist area, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. The design project includes collective and individual studio work, while the research project includes laboratory, computational or field work depending on the nature of the project. Assessment is through exams, coursework, project reports and the research project.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in civil or structural engineering or a closely related subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the principal disciplines within civil engineering. Normally, only candidates with a first degree at upper-second level or higher will be accepted, although applicants with a lower second-class degree supported by good performance in the core subjects (structures, geotechnics, fluids) or extensive work experience covering these areas will be considered.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme enables students who have completed a BEng degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (or similar) to supplement this with a taught graduate Master's degree, thereby continuing their progression towards fully qualified professional engineering status in the UK or elsewhere.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Civil Engineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Civil Engineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. Civil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- Environment Agency: ICE Graduate Engineer
- Whitby Bird: Design Engineer
- University of Cambridge: PhD Engineering
- Southern Water: Research and Development Officer
- Arup: Civil Engineer
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: