Taught course

Civil Engineering

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

Do you want to develop your knowledge of civil engineering to postgraduate level, work towards Chartered Engineer status and have the opportunity to specialise in earthquake, environmental, geotechnical or structural engineering?

On this Master's in Civil Engineering MSc degree course, you'll focus on environmental management for civil engineering in different phases of projects, including the planning, designing, constructing and managing of public works.

You’ll develop strategic and general management skills and learn the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis and its application.

What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
  • Learn the science behind civil engineering, using analytical structural analysis, numerical analysis, and solving engineering problems using the finite element method (FEM) and FEM software packages
  • Understand topics including environmental issues associated with civil engineering projects, management in the construction industry, and the development of organisational and project strategic direction
  • Have the option to specialise in a specific area of civil engineering in your design project and dissertation
  • Learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and discussion groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academic staff as well as experienced practitioners from outside organisations
  • Use our laboratory facilities, including an environmental lab and computing equipment
  • Apply your skills to practical problems as part of our partnership schemes with local and global organisations
The degree you graduate with depends on what area you focus on in your design project. Your options are:
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Earthquake Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering
You don't need to decide which area to specialise in until you begin your design project.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the construction industry, or in related fields.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Careers and opportunities
Civil engineers need a wide range of skills and abilities in order to meet society's changing needs. When you graduate from the MSc Civil Engineering degree course, you'll have the expert knowledge, technical skills and competencies that employers in industry expect. The employment rate for our civil engineering graduates is excellent.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding
International students
https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Joint Board of Moderators - 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 under United Kingdom Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 9284 5566