Taught course

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institution
University of West London · School of Computing and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) in civil or structural engineering or another engineering qualification at an equivalent level.

We may also offer you a place based on a combination of an ordinary degree (e.g. BSc/BEng in engineering without honours) together with relevant experience from within the work environment.

All applications are considered individually.

Extended Masters Degree

To study the Extended Masters programme you will need:

  • a Bachelor's degree
  • international students need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We will also consider you for this course with IELTS between 6.0 and 6.5 - in this case you would need to complete an English language course during your first semester, which we provide at no additional cost.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our civil and environmental engineering course is designed to give you a better understanding of the relationship between civil engineering and current environmental issues.

We will help you to advance your analytical skills in core subject areas, including structural analysis, sustainability, geotechnics and hydraulics. You will learn to use modern IT techniques to solve complex problems throughout this course.

This course has been designed in close consultation with industry and is accredited as a designated technical MSc degree by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM is made up of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and successful completion satisfies the academic requirements for chartered status.

In addition to studying key civil engineering disciplines at an advanced level, you will cover the broader aspects of project and process management as they relate to the sector.

There will be several opportunities to design solutions to civil engineering problems, both in groups and individually.

At the end of your course, your dissertation will allow you to conduct postgraduate-level research, this time on a particular area of civil and environmental engineering, structural engineering or construction management.

Throughout your studies, you will have access to a dedicated computing laboratory. In addition, the University library is rich in resources that support the academic and professional elements of this course.

You will also have access to a range of digital resources, including the specialist simulation packages ANSYS, ETABS, SAFE and LUSAS.

The School of Computing and Engineering is a research-based school and we pride ourselves on offering a supportive environment for our students. Your tutors and dissertation supervisor are experts in their respective fields and will do all they can to help you reach your potential.

This course has multiple accreditations from professional bodies, including the:

*The accreditation is on behalf of the Engineering Council and you must meet the further learning requirements set out by them in order to register as a Chartered Engineer (CEng):

  • You must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

See www.jbm.org.uk for more information.

Extended Masters

If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering option. This includes two additional modules that prepare you for the regular Masters course. You must study for your Extended Masters full-time. English language support is available.

Internship

You can also take this course with a six-month internship with an employer during your studies. There are opportunities throughout the civil and construction industry within the UK. On the internship you will be able to improve existing skills and acquire new ones, explore various career opportunities, network and be part of a team. This will improve your understanding of the world of work and professional practice in the workplace. It will also enhance your career prospects, allowing you to focus on your potential career path.

*Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Modules

All core modules are 20 credits except the dissertation which is 60 credits. Additional modules are none credit bearing and only applicable for internship students.

Core modules

  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Construction Project Management
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Built Environment Research Methods
  • Dissertation.

Additional modules

  • Advanced Study Skills (Only for internship student)
  • Critical Thinking, Analysis and Evaluation (Only for internship student).

Information for international students

For more information, please visit:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888