The programme provides a broad, subject-specific curriculum with the chance to specialise through a variety of course options and an individual project. Topics for the project cover a variety of industrial applications and are inspired by the consultancy and research activities of academic staff.
The programme is run by a team of research-active staff and is supported by world-class experimental facilities, including the largest concrete slab testing rig in Europe, geotechnical and hydraulics laboratories, and one of the largest environmental chambers in the country. This environment will provide you with unique support and enable you to undertake course-related activities that involve analytical and experimental tasks as well as computer simulations.
Our staff work hard to support learning and are committed to student satisfaction. In return, we have received very positive feedback:
The Department of Engineering Science, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, has built strong links with local and national employers. We enjoy the support of an industrial board, a forum that enables us to constantly revise our programmes to reflect the changing needs of industry. Our students leave equipped with the skills and practical experience that employers value. We have invested in the very latest facilities and industry-standard equipment, so you will graduate with hands-on experience of the technology being used in the workplace. Many of our programmes are accredited or recognised by relevant professional bodies, which can widen your career options and increase your opportunities for career progression. Our success has been widely acknowledged.
The aims of the programme are to:
This programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers) as fully satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Applicants should have:
An accredited degree in civil engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.
Applications to postgraduate programmes should be made online. There is no closing date for applications to postgraduate programmes, but many fill up quickly, so you are advised to apply early. You do not have to wait for first degree or other examination results.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The majority of students who enter postgraduate study need to self-finance. This can be through working, applying for bursaries or scholarships, or applying to charities and trusts.
The important thing is to apply for funding well in advance of your proposed programme.
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