Research course

Civil and Structural Engineering

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in Civil Engineering. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and/or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements, will be considered on their merits.

Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This courses starts in September 2017.

This is an accredited masters course in Civil Engineering with a strong focus on Structural Engineering. It is designed for both engineers in employment and students wishing to pursue further study at Masters level covering a range of subjects from advanced structural analysis and design to to global professional development. The course has been developed and will be delivered in collaboration with civil engineering employers. The taught modules specialise in advanced analysis, design and modelling.

Holders of a CEng accredited Bachelor’s degree, can enrol on any of the MSc courses on offer (ECT053, ECT054, and ECT075) provided they meet the entry requirements. This will automatically meet the educational base for Chartered Engineer status.

Holders of an IEng accredited or an overseas Bachelor’s degree, are advised to complete the MSc Civil Engineering (Technical Route), ECT075. Upon completion of their MSc course, they will need to apply for an academic assessment to be formally approved for CEng. They may be required to complete extra modules if their Bachelor degree is deemed to be not technical enough.

Why choose this course?

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. Click here for further information.

In-depth modules covering a range of structural analysis and concepts.

Training in research methods is given in preparation for the research project.

What will I learn?

The MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering is made up of the following modules, each delivered in a separate block with the exception of the Integrating Project and Research Project:

  • Computational Mechanics;
  • Global Professional Development;
  • Advanced Design Concepts;
  • Advanced Structural Analysis Concepts;
  • Soil-structure Interaction;
  • Experimental Methods for Materials and Structures;
  • Bridge Engineering;
  • Integrated Project;
  • Technical Project

The course can be studied on a full-time (one year), or part-time basis (two years). Tuition is in one-week intensive blocks, with a few weeks' gap in between blocks for individual research and study. Assessment for the taught modules is a mixture of examination and coursework. For part-time students the blocks are spread over two years rather than one.

This is followed by an Integrated Project and an individual Research Project. For full-time students the Integrating Project is normally team-based and investigates a real engineering problem. For part-time students the Integrating Project is chosen to specifically link their work with their studies.

Training in research methods is given in preparation for the Research Project. Research topics are chosen in discussion with academic staff and a wide range of potential areas within civil and structural engineering are available.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This programme of study is ideal for those seeking deeper and more specialist knowledge for employment within the public and private sector, or students wishing to pursue an academic or research-orientated career.

Global leaders programme

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for futher details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Information for international students

To find an enquiry form for international students, visit our website.

Contact us on +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

Fees and funding

UK students
January 2017 start - £6,930 | May 2017 start - £6,930 | September 2017 start - £7,374
International students
January 2017 start - £12,068 | May 2017 start - £12,068 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321