Taught course

Civil Engineering

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 honours undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and /or trainin 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 taught modules covering a range of subjects from advanced structural analysis and design to management and contractual issues. 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.

A slightly modified version designed specifically for holders of IEng accredited degrees wishing to study a course approved for meeting the requirements for CEng is code ECT075.

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.


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 concepts to management and contract issues.

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


The MSc in Civil Engineering is made up of the following modules:
Project Management;
Construction Contracts and Law;
Advanced design concepts;
Finite element analysis of structures;
Soil-structure interaction;
Organisational theory and behaviour;
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).

You will also carry out 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 engineering and management are available.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

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


part time
24-30 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (14000 words)

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321
+44 (0)24 7688 8609