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Civil Engineering MSc

This MSc aims to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for a career in civil engineering, and give them a solid academic background to become Chartered Engineers. The programme combines UCL’s renowned Integrated Design Project with specialist taught modules and a Research Project in the student's chosen field.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: up to 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£10,675 (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.
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students 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 with a good performance in the core subjects (design, structures, geotechnics, and fluids) or extensive work experience covering these areas may be considered. 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.

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

Students develop an advanced knowledge of civil engineering and associated engineering and scientific disciplines (structure dynamics, sustainable building design, transport, fluids, geotechnics, water and drainage, environmental and coastal engineering, planning and construction). They gain an awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of design, construction and the environment, alongside transferable skills, which leads to careers in industry and research.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of a four optional modules (60 credits), an integrated design project (60 credits), and a research project (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Integrated Design Project

Applied Building Information Modelling

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Finite Element Modelling and Numerical Methods
  • Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Delivery
  • Structural Dynamics with Mitigation
  • Transport Studies
  • Natural and Environmental Disasters
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure
  • Seismic Design of Structures
  • Seismic Loss Mitigation and Strengthening of Low Engineered Buildings
  • Urban Flooding and Damage

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Civil Engineering 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.

Why 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-disciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated within the heart of London.

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 the students for subsequent professional practice. The MSc provides a clear route to a professional career in civil engineering.

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?

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

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 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
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.

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