Taught 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 civil engineering degree. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and /or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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. 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?

Approved as further learning by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers

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:
Advanced structural analysis;
Advanced design concepts;
Finite element analysis of structures;
Structural dynamics;
Soil-structure interaction;
Project management;
Experimental methods for materials and structures;
Integrating 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 Integrating 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.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152
www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Fees and funding

For Coventry University graduates there is an alumni discount of £500, there are also Postgraduate Merit Scholarships available to UK students of £1000 towards tuition fees - please visit website for more information and criteria

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-30 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation33 (14000 words)

Course contact details

Name
UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
UKPostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)24 7765 4321
Fax
+44 (0)24 7688 8609