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Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) MSc

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

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

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

Part-time students usually attend two or three days per week.

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 24 July 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£13,640 (FT)
£6,810 (PT)
Overseas:
£28,530 (FT)
£14,320 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.
Accreditation:

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 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.

Select your country:

About this degree

This programme aims to provide students with a solid 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 path to a professional career in civil engineering.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules, including three specialist modules and one professional development module (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

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

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems). Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems).

Compulsory modules

  • Systems, Society and Sustainability
  • Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Project Management (Professional Development Module)

Please visit the Civil Engineering MSc routes programme page for further module details (selecting Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) MSc in the Programme information section).  

Optional modules (indicative list):

Students choose four options from two groups. Please visit the Civil Engineering MSc routes programme page for further module details and selection information. Below is an indicative list of choices.

  • Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Applied Building Information Modelling
  • Data Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Structural Systems
  • Engineering Study of Rail Systems and Infrastructure
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Finite-Element Modelling and Numerical Methods
  • Introduction to Seismic Design of Structures
  • Natural and Environmental Disasters
  • Offshore and Coastal Engineering
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Systems
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Vulnerability and Resilience

See the Civil Engineering MSc routes programme page for the number of optional modules you can take from each group. Timetable constraints may affect your preferred module choices.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. The research project includes laboratory, computational or fieldwork depending on the nature of the project. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, project reports and the research project.

Additional costs

Short local visits may form part of your programme; these may incur public transport costs. 

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Note:
Deadline: 14 May 2020
Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

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

Careers

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 advantage of studying in a multidisciplinary 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.

Accreditation:

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Department: Civil, Environmental & 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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

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
24 July 2020

Applications are accepted throughout the year but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. It takes approximately four 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 give sufficient 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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