The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers eight 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 Fluids.
Modes and duration
Part time students will usually attend 2 days per week
Tuition fees (2019/20)
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.
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 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.
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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About this degree
The 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).
- Offshore & Coastal Engineering
- Urban Flooding and Drainage
- Environmental Fluid Mechanics
- Project Management
Students choose four options from two groups of options
Group A - Technical Modules - Minimum of 3 Maximum of 4
Group B - Non Technical Modules - Minimum of 0 Maximum of 1
- Advanced Soil Mechanics
- Advanced Structures
- Structural Vulnerability & Resilience
- Applied Building Information
- Engineering Study of Rail Systems
- Urban Railway Planning and Analysis
- Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
- Data Analysis
- Engineering Surveying
- Environmental Modelling
- Environmental Systems
- Finite Element Modelling and Numerical Methods
- Intro Seismic Design of Structures
- Natural and Environmental Disasters
- Quantitative Analysis and Data Science
- Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
- Structural Dynamics
- Advanced Research Writing
- Urban Railway System Integration
- Financial Aspects of Project Engineering
Please Note: Due to timetable constraints it may not be possible to take all your preferred options
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. The research project includes laboratory, computational or fieldwork depending on the nature of the project. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, project reports and the research project.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- Now closed for 2019/20
- £15,000 (1 year)
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
- Engineering for International Development MSc only
- Full fees plus stipend (1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas
- Based on academic merit
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Civil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.
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 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.
Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Application and next steps
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.
- All applicants
- 26 July 2019
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.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Fluids) at graduate level
- why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Fluids) 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.