Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Greenwich · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An accredited degree in civil engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification. • Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme. • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no skill less than 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme offers graduates and engineers an opportunity to update technical knowledge and enhance skills to serve the future demands of the construction industry, to participate in professional development and to achieve career progression. Through this programme, students develop their technical skills and knowledge, as well as their professional, analytical and management skills, to an advanced level. In particular, the programme seeks to provide a broad subject-specific curriculum with specialism achieved through the major project.

The Faculty seeks to make the postgraduate experience both challenging and rewarding, and, by working closely with industry, strives to ensure the industrial relevance of its programmes.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enhance specialist knowledge in selected areas of civil engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • To develop a broader insight into aspects of civil engineering design
  • To develop critical insight into broader management issues relating to civil engineering in particular and construction in general.


  • Principles of Management in Civil Engineering (15 credits)
  • Analysis and Management of Risk in Civil Engineering (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • Computer Modelling of Civil Engineering Problems (15 credits)
  • Individual Project (60 credits)
  • One option from: Bridge Design and Assessment; Water and Environmental Management; Design of Concrete Structures (15 credits)
  • Two 15-credit options from: Analysis and Design for Seismic Action; Systems Modelling in the Water Environment; Highway Engineering; River Basin Sustainable Management (30 credits)
  • One option from: Management and Technology for Civil Engineers; Environmental Engineering; Global Engineering Theory and Practice (15 credits)

Information for international students

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no skill less than 5.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation25 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000