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Civil Engineering MSc


This course requires IELTS 6.5
. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.

OVERVIEW

This course has a September and a January intake.

This is an accredited Masters course in Civil Engineering with taught modules covering a range of subjects from advanced design concepts to global professional development. It is designed for both engineers in employment and students wishing to pursue further study at masters level. The course has been developed and will be delivered in collaboration with civil engineering employers.

A slightly modified version designed specifically for holders of IEng accredited degrees wishing to study a course approved for meeting the requirements for CEng is code ECT075.

Holders of a CEng accredited Bachelor’s degree, can enrol on any of the MSc courses on offer (ECT053, ECT054, and ECT075) provided they meet the entry requirements. This will automatically meet the educational base for Chartered Engineer status.

Holders of an IEng accredited or an overseas Bachelor’s degree, are advised to complete the MSc Civil Engineering (Technical Route), ECT075. Upon completion of their MSc course, they will need to apply for an academic assessment to be formally approved for CEng. They may be required to complete extra modules if their Bachelor degree is deemed to be not technical enough.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Civil Engineering student in classApproved as ‘further learning’ by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

In-depth modules covering a range of structural concepts to management and contract issues.

Training in research methods is given in preparation for the research project.

This course comprises seven taught modules, plus an integrated project and an individual research project (or a technical project for the IEng version of the course). Each of the taught modules is delivered in one week intensive block. The course been designed for full time or part time study.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The MSc in Civil Engineering is made up of the following modules:

  • Computational Mechanics;
  • Global Professional Development;
  • Advanced Design Concepts;
  • Construction Contracts and Law;
  • Soil-structure Interaction;
  • Experimental Methods for Materials and Structures;
  • Bridge Engineering;
  • Integrated Project;
  • Research Project

The course can be studied on a full-time (one year), or part-time basis (two years). Tuition is in one-week intensive blocks, with a few weeks' gap in between blocks for individual research and study. Assessment for the taught modules is a mixture of examination and coursework. For part-time students the blocks are spread over two years rather than one.

This is followed by an Integrated Project and an individual Research Project. For full-time students the Integrating Project is normally team-based and investigates a real engineering problem. For part-time students the Integrating Project is chosen to specifically link their work with their studies.

Training in research methods is given in preparation for the Research Project. Research topics are chosen in discussion with academic staff and a wide range of potential areas within civil and structural engineering are available.

 

Chartered Management Institute HE Partner


As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.

Entry Requirements

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in Civil Engineering. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and/or training but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits. Other engineering degrees may be suitable with appropriate industry experience.

Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This programme of study is ideal for those seeking deeper and more specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects for employment within the public and private sector, or students wishing to pursue an academic or research-orientated career.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
ECT053
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

Fees:
£12,068

Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152