Research course

Civil Engineering

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research within the Division of Civil Engineering is undertaken within two thematic groups, namely Environment and Infrastructure, within which smaller specialised research sub-groups operate.

An important overlap between the Environment and Infrastructure themes lies in the area of sustainability and sustainable economic development, where emphasis is placed on preservation of natural resources through the recycling of waste materials, perceived infrastructure threats posed by climate changes and the development of the urban environment in terms of the whole life cycle from inception to eventual demolition or re-use.

Environment Research

Research within the Environment theme encompasses problems and processes related to:

  • The health and quality of the water, air and land environments;
  • The protection, exploitation and improvement of these regions;
  • The environmental consequences of historical, present or future anthropogenic activities.

Infrastructure Research

Research classified within the Environment theme is focussed strongly upon various aspects of construction, including construction materials and methods and applications of structural analysis on the one hand to the management of construction projects on the other. The nature of the theme is such that multidisciplinary research projects are created readily by the application of methods of structural analysis to biomedical and architectural problems.

Department specialisms

Environment Research: Fluid Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Infrastructure Research: Concrete & Construction; Construction & Project Management and Structural Engineering

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Current studentship vacancies can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Andrew Brennan
+44 (0)1382 384348