Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 BEng degree or 2.1 BSc degree (or equivalent) in civil or structural engineering. Appropriate professional qualifications, such as MICE or MIStructE, are also acceptable. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme addresses the needs of engineers engaged in the planning, design and construction of a variety of civil engineering works. Self-contained modules are organised around various areas of civil engineering. In each module, theory and design are studied together in order to solve practical problems. You will learn how to accurately analyse data, use various computer design packages and project manage. Your choice of modules and dissertation topic allow some specialisation.

What will you learn:


Understand the latest theories and practices in:

Water and Geotechnical Engineering
Highways and Transportation Engineering
Analysis and Design of Structures
Project Organisation and Construction Management
Relevant scientific principles of the specialisation.
New and emerging technologies.
Appropriate models for solving problems in engineering, and the ability to assess the limitations of particular cases.
Collecting and analysing research data and using appropriate engineering tools to tackle unfamiliar problems, such as those with uncertain or incomplete data.

Thinking skills

Develop skills in:

Analysing data
Critical assessment of current theories
Solving practical problems
Appling original thought to the development of practical solutions for products, systems, components or processes.
Developing a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations, and some appreciation of likely new developments.
Developing advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components.
Making general evaluations of risks through some understanding of the basis of such risks.

Subject-Based Practical skills

Ability to:

Carry out a research project
Interpret experimental data
Use various computer design packages
Complete design projects
Apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints

Skills for life and work (general skills)

Ability to:

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Use Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint programs
Work as a part of a design team
Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.
Learn new theories, concepts, methods etc and apply these in unfamiliar situations.
Develop, monitor and update a plan, to reflect a changing operating environment.
Learn independently.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS Academic 6.0 Overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking and 5.5 in reading and listening components, or equivalent, is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978