Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of the West of Scotland · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in civil engineering or similar area from a recognised institution for MSc entry.

Applicants with other degree qualifications, who have appropriate professional or industrial experience may also be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma students would be invited to join the MSc course.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications should contact the appropriate professional institution (e.g. Institution of Civil Engineers) to check that their existing qualification plus the MSc will be acceptable to achieve their career goals.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our technical MSc Civil Engineering provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills for supporting the delivery of infrastructure projects whilst minimising the impact on the natural environment. You will advance your knowledge to support your career progression within consulting and contracting organisations whilst satisfying the learning requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Civil Engineering, as a discipline, involves the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment, including infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, and railways.

This master's satisfies the technical and managerial expectations required by civil engineering employers as our course will develop the skills needed to interface with functional users, other than engineers, giving you a more holistic view of the processes behind successfully delivering a civil engineering project.

The MSc Civil Engineering is accredited by:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

On behalf of the UK Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC.

Fees and funding

Dr Les Hutchison Postgraduate Scholarship:

This scholarship scheme will see £5,000 being awarded annually to one student to support academic, career and personal ambitions. To find out more about eligibility criteria or to apply click here.

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

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