Civil Engineering Masters/MSc/Diploma

Postgraduate degree programme Civil Engineering Masters/MSc/Diploma:

This Masters / MSc / PG diploma postgraduate degree course in Civil Engineering is offered for civil engineering and related graduates wishing to enter the profession and who choose to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialising in a particular subject area. 
 
The MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, together with a wide choice of individual research projects. 

Course fact file

Duration: 1 year full-time, or on a part-time basis over 24 months

Start date: September

Details

This MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering is offered for civil engineering and related graduates wishing to enter the profession and who choose to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialising in a particular subject area. This course allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, together with a wide choice of individual research projects.

Civil Engineering MSc-Masters degree 

Breakdown of course

The course is made up of a total of 180 credits, 120 of which are from taught modules and a research project forms the basis of the remaining 60 credits.

The taught modules cover the four main core themes of Civil Engineering: Structural, Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, plus a compulsory 20 credit module on Finance and Core Skills.

Optional modules offered

Each of the following optional modules are worth 20 credits:

  • Advanced Structures and Design
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Production and Risk Management
  • Engineering Structural Dynamics (includes a minimum of 10 hours teaching on earthquake-resistant structures)
  • Flooding and Water Resource Management
  • Ground Engineering
  • Road Asset Management
  • Road Design
  • Road Economics and Financing
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable Transport Policy
  • Waste and Wastewater Treatment

Being flexible in its nature, this MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study: Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and the School will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.

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Why study this course

MSc Civil Engineering graduates will go on to careers world-wide in consultancy, contracting industry, or choose a career in industry that requires a good understanding of civil engineering issues. They may also resume existing careers or enter new branches of the wider engineering industry.

The University of Birmingham has six decades' worth of experience delivering Masters level education to students from across the world in more specialised areas of civil engineering. This new programme meets the need for general, flexible civil engineering learning to Masters level for future Chartered and Incorporated engineers.

Being flexible in its nature, this MSc in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study. Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and the School will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.

Civil Engineering MSc

Modules

Module Title O/C Credits
Individual Research Project (CE) C 60
Finance and Core Skills C 20
Engineering Structural Dynamics (Structures) O 20
Advanced Structures and Design (Structures) O 20
Flooding and Water Resource Management (Water) O 20
Water and Wastewater Treatment (Water) O 20
Soil Mechanics (Geotechnics) O 20
Geomechanics (Geotechnics) O 20
Construction Management O 20
Road Asset Management O 20
Sustainable Construction O 20
Engineering Production and Risk Management O 20
Road Design O 20
Sustainable Transport Policy O 20

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for home/EU students (2014/2015)


Full-time fees
Postgraduate Masters      £5940
Postgraduate Diploma     £3420

Part-time programmes
Most part-time programmes run for two years and their fees are one half of the standard full-time programme fees. 

Tuition fees for international students (2014/2015)

International student tuition fees are set at £17355.
For further information please view the fees for international students page.
Part-time programmes
UK student visa regulations mean that students classed as overseas for fees purposes may normally only register on a full-time basis.


Further funding information

For information about fees please contact the School directly  
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or email financialsupport@bham.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to the MSc/PG Diploma should normally hold, or be expecting to achieve, a good first degree (Bachelor or Master level) or other approved qualification at an equivalent level. This would usually be Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applications from holders of pertinent non-engineering degrees will be welcome.

Relevant post-graduate experience in industry will also be taken into account in considering applications and holders of CEng or IEng qualifications, or equivalent, but without a degree, are also invited to apply.

Learn more about entry requirements   

International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Learning and teaching

The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and an individual project.

Contact

Admissions administrator

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5089
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 5051
Email: d.moody@bham.ac.uk 

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Employability

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering go on to or resume their careers in civil engineering design consultancies, general management/engineering consultancies, civil engineering contractors, construction, structural engineering.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2011/12 (postgraduate taught graduates)

The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

Examples of employers

  • AECOM
  • Amey
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • British Army
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Interserve
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mouchel
  • Network Rail

Examples of occupations

  • Assistant Civil Engineer
  • Consultant Engineer
  • Graduate Bridge Engineer
  • Graduate Leader
  • Graduate Site Engineer
  • Graduate Tunnelling Engineer
  • Officer Cadet
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Engineer

Further study - examples of courses

  • MRes Materials and Sustainable Technology
  • MRes Science and Engineering of Materials
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Construction Management
  • MSc Environmental Technology
  • MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
  • MSc Road Engineering and Management
  • PhD Civil Engineering

Visit the Careers section of the University website for further information.

Professional accreditation

The MSc version of this degree is accredited as 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.
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information

Contact

Admissions administrator

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5089
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 5051
Email: d.moody@bham.ac.uk