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Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) MSc

The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers five additional specialist routes which reflect the expertise within the department and the 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 environmental systems.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£10,765 (FT) £5,560 (PT)
Overseas:
£22,350 (FT) £11,125 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

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 a Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering is available, 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.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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 environmental systems and provide a clear route to a professional career in civil engineering.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of 4 core modules including 3 specialist modules and 1 professional development module (60 credits), 4 optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma, four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) is also offered.

Core Modules

  • Systems, Society and Sustainability
  • Environmental Systems
  • Either Urban Flooding and Drainage
  • Or Waste and Wastewater Treatment
  • Plus Project Management (Professional Development Module)

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
  • 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
  • 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 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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) MSc

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial needs

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.(1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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

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.

Why 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 in 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.

Student / staff ratios › 36 staff › 140 taught students › 79 research students

Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Application and next steps

Applications

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?

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

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31
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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) at graduate level
  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) 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.

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