Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to have an honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent professional or overseas qualifications, in a relevant academic discipline. For applicants with a non-technical degree, they should hold a 2:1 honours degree or above, and their suitability for one of the MSc programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Civil Engineering builds on our renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of Civil Engineering. It is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.

Dundee is a pre-eminent centre for Civil Engineering with internationally-renowned research groups in concrete technology, fluid mechanics, geotechnical engineering, lightweight and deployable structures, and construction management.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

The programme lasts a full year and contains three main elements: Core Modules (22%)These provide skills generic to engineering and research:

  • Research Methods and Diploma Project
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Engineering

Specialist Modules (45%) These provide in-depth and advanced knowledge, and build upon our recognised expertise in Civil Engineering. Students take any three specialist modules that are available that year, subject to approval of the programme director and timetabling constraints. Examples of current modules include:

  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering & Concrete Assessment
  • Innovative Structures
  • Design for Durability Assessment and Repair
  • Construction Systems I and II
  • Sustainable Use and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
  • Adavanced Soil Mechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Project and Enterprise Management

Research Project (33%)

This gives you the opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to our research. At the end of the project students submit a dissertation based on their research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Ian Mackie
+44 (0)1382 384702