Taught course

Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement

University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally, a first or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification).

Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.

Lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (for example, relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation, very strong academic letter of reference, very strong application statement linking with career goals.)

Months of entry


Course content

Civil engineering develops and improves facilities and services that society needs – from the supply of clean water and energy to the design and construction of roads, railways and stations. Solving problems of air, land and water pollution and protecting society against natural disasters are also important aspects of civil engineering.

Engineering graduates are in high demand from recruiting companies worldwide.

This 18-month MSc course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of engineering industries. As a Masters student, you’ll gain the specialist and generic skills necessary to lead future developments, with practical experience provided by the industrial placement.

The course has a significant design element based on the most up-to-date specialist design guidelines. This includes a major design project that integrates acquired knowledge and acts as a platform for structured self-learning.

This MSc in Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement is suitable for graduates with a background in any discipline of civil engineering. Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth science, mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered.

The MSc in Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement has four optional specialist streams:

  • Structural Engineering & Project Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering & Project Management
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering & Project Management
  • Water Engineering & Project Management

For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes to bring them up to the required level.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £3,438 p/a Rest of UK £5,625
International students
EU £3,438 p/a Non EU £11,250

For funding information please see the website and the scholarship search.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Phillippe Sentenac
0141 548 4751