Taught course

Civil Engineering (Technical Route)

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honors 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. Other engineering degrees may be suitable with appropriate industry experience.

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 design concepts to global professional development. 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.

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 concepts to management and contract issues.

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

This course comprises seven taught modules, plus an integrated project and an individual research project (or a technical project for the IEng version of the course). Each of the taught modules is delivered in one week intensive block. The course been designed for full time or part time study.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The MSc in Civil Engineering is made up of the following modules:

  • Computational Mechanics;
  • Global Professional Development;
  • Advanced Design Concepts;
  • Construction Contracts and Law;
  • 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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
September 2017 start - £7,374
International students
September 2017 start - £14,311

For Coventry University graduates there is an alumni discount of £1000, 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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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