Civil Engineering (with Integrated Design) MSc

Options: PG Diploma


The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers five additional specialist routes which reflect the expertise within the department and expanding career paths of civil engineers. This programme is for those students who wish to combine a general MSc in the subject with the related discipline of integrated design.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • UK/EU Part-time: £TBC
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700
  • Overseas Part-time: £TBC

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Graduate students are equipped with a strong academic background in a broad range of civil engineering topics and advanced skills in problem-solving necessary for a successful career in the sector. This route will also offer you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in your chosen area of integrated design and provide a clear route to a professional career in civil engineering.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at UCL is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantages of studying in a multi-disciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated at the heart of London. We carry out advanced research in structures, environmental engineering, laser scanning and seismic design.

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.

There is a strong emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment, equipping students for subsequent professional practice.


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of 1 core module, (60 credits), 4 optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Integrated Design Project

Options

  • Students choose four from the following:
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Structures
  • Applied Building Information Modelling
  • Building Engineering Physics
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Engineering and International Development
  • Environmental Systems
  • Finite Element Modelling and Numerical Methods
  • GIS Principles and Technology
  • Natural and Environmental Disasters
  • Principles and Practices of Surveying
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure
  • Seismic Loss Mitigation and Strengthening of Low Engineered Buildings
  • Systems, Society and Sustainability
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Urban Flooding and Drainage
  • Please note: combinations of different modules will be limited by timetable constraints.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10–15,000 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 examinations, coursework, project reports and the research project.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

This scholarship is to assist prospective Master's students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. Students must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country and must hold the equivalent of a UK first- or upper second-class undergraduate degree. Students must have applied to study one of the 10 eligible Master's programmes. Students must return to their home country on completion of their degree.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Founded in 1976 by Dr K.K. Gupta as a memorial to Mr R.C. Vaughan who was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1940 to 1952

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

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 who do not meet the standard entry criteria may be asked to provide a portfolio demonstrating existing engineering and design skills. For non-civil or structural engineering candidates we offer a Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering, recognised by our accrediting body (the Joint Board of Moderators), which can be used as a pre-qualifying year for the Civil Engineering MSc and its specialist routes.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. It takes approximately 4 weeks from submission of an application to receiving an offer letter. If you are an overseas student requiring a visa we recommend applying no later than 15 June to enable you time to obtain the CAS number required for your visa.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a background in civil, structural, environmental or geomatic science.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Integrated Design) at graduate level
  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Integrated Design) at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver. Applicants who have a portfolio are strongly recommended to submit it when they apply.


Career

There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. Civil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Environment Agency, ICE Graduate Engineer, 2012
  • Ramboll, Design Engineer, 2012
  • University of Cambridge, PhD in Engineering, 2012
  • Southern Water, Research & Development Officer, 2012
  • Arup, Civil Engineer, 2012

Employability

There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. There is international demand for multi-skilled, solutions-focused professionals who can take a holistic approach to solving problems.


Next steps

Contact

Miss Shani Crawford

T: +44 (0)20 3108 4046

Department

Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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