Taught course

Civil Engineering

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MScPDip

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to the MSc should normally hold, or be expecting to achieve, a good first degree (Bachelor or Master level) or other approved qualification at an equivalent level. This would usually be Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applications from holders of pertinent non-engineering degrees will be welcome. Relevant post-graduate experience in industry will also be taken into account in considering applications. Holders of CEng and IEng qualifications or equivalent, but without a degree, are also invited to apply. Overseas and EU applicants: an English language qualification will be required if first spoken language is not English.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc in Civil Engineering is offered for civil engineering and related graduates wishing to enter the profession and who choose to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialising in a particular subject area. The Birmingham MSc in Civil Engineering allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, together with a wide choice of individual research projects.

The taught modules cover the four main core themes of Civil Engineering: Structural, Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, plus a compulsory 20 credit module on Finance and Core Skills.

Being flexible in its nature, this MSc in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study.

Breakdown of course

The course is made up of a total of 180 credits, 120 of which are from taught modules and a research project forms the basis of the remaining 60 credits.

The taught modules cover the four main core themes of Civil Engineering: Structural, Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, plus a compulsory 20 credit module on Finance and Core Skills.

Optional modules offered

Each of the following optional modules are worth 20 credits:

  • Advanced Structures and Design
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Production and Risk Management
  • Engineering Structural Dynamics (includes a minimum of 10 hours teaching on earthquake-resistant structures)
  • Flooding and Water Resource Management
  • Ground Engineering
  • Road Asset Management
  • Road Design
  • Road Economics and Financing
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable Transport Policy
  • Waste and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Quality Management

Being flexible in its nature, this MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study: Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and the School will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,650 FT - £3,825 PT
International students
£18,900 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005