UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Postgraduate taught

Our MSc and MRes programmes cover all major areas of civil, environmental and geomatic engineering.

At postgraduate level, we offer specialist taught Master's degree programmes, covering a broad range of disciplines in civil, environmental and geomatic engineering, reflecting the wide spectrum of specialities and expertise within the department.

We also offer an MRes in Urban Sustainability and Research, where students take two modules and also complete an independent research project. 

All our postgraduate taught programmes place a strong emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment, equipping our students for professional careers in engineering science.

Did you know?

UCL is ranked 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering has extensive links to industry through professional engineers who deliver lectures and seminars, and support students on their research projects as industrial supervisors. World leading institutions, such as Port of London Authority, one of the most advanced port hydrography departments in the world, provide additional training and facilities on relevant programmes. 

All of our PGT programmes offer one year full time modes, but a number are also offered either part time over two years, or flexibly up to five years, allowing greater choice for those who wish to continue their studies. Please check the relevant UCL prospectus pages for further details. 

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Civil Engineering MSc

Our varied Civil Engineering MSc routes aim to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for employment as professional civil engineers, alongside giving a solid academic background for becoming chartered engineers. Options include:

Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering (with Fluids)
Civil Engineering (with Infrastructure Planning)
Civil Engineering (with Integrated Design)
Civil Engineering (with Transport)
Civil Engineering (with Structures) 

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Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc

This programme combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of risk modelling for natural hazards.

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Ecology and Urban Engineering MSc

MSc in Ecology and Urban Engineering is designed to equip you with the tools and understanding to design indoor and outdoor urban spaces that work with and for nature, bridging the gap between ecosystems and the man-made landscape.

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Engineering for International Development MSc

This programme will create future engineers who can work in a global context and with the skills and understanding to address the challenges of poverty worldwide.

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Environmental Systems Engineering MSc

This interdisciplinary Master's programme presents environmental issues and technologies within a systems engineering context.

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Fire Safe Design MArch

Students with an architectural background will gain specialist skills, knowledge and understanding that enable you to work on complex buildings as a designer that can deliver fire safe designs and generate fire awareness proposals. Students will learn what specialist fire engineers can offer in this context and the tools they have available that you utilise in your designs. 

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Geospatial Sciences MSc

The Geospatial Sciences MSc programmes teach students the theory, tools and techniques for working with geospatial data, from acquisition to processing to analysis. Students can choose routes specialising: in Building Information Modelling and SurveyingGeographic Information Science and Computing or Hydrographic Surveying.

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Infrastructure Systems MSc

This cutting-edge programme will allow you to operate, adapt and design infrastructure so that critical services are sustainable, resilient, and productive.

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Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Big Data Mining MSc

This MSc teaches the foundations of GIS, database, spatial analysis, data mining and analytics. Students will be able to analyse, represent and model large and complex spatio-temporal datasets.

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Transport and Mobility Systems MSc

This programme equips the next generation of transport and mobility leaders with the knowledge and skills required to create transport and mobility systems that are sustainable, safe, secure, accessible, equitable, resilient, promote health and well-being and work for everyone.


Urban Sustainability and Resilience MRes

Students will learn about the research process and methodologies, and gain an understanding of policies, processes, technologies and materials available to shape the future of the urban environment.

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UCL Institute of Finance and Technology

At the UCL Institute of Finance and Technology (IFT) we believe finance should be placed at the service of society’s most pressing challenges and are equipping future generations of financial innovators, managers and leaders with the skills necessary to meet these. We offer two postgraduate programmes: MSc Banking and Digital Finance and MSc Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology.