M.Sc. Civil Engineering / PGDip / PGCert

University of Birmingham

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This MSc 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 Birmingham MSc 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.

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.

The research project can be industry or University-based. It can be taken in collaboration with a company, or be more research-focused


The following optional modules are offered:

Advanced Structures and Design - 20 Credits

Civil Engineering Risk Management - 20 Credits

Construction Management - 20 Credits

Engineering Structural Dynamics* - 20 Credits

Environmental Fluid Mechanics - 20 Credits

Flooding & Water Resource Management - 20 Credits

Ground Engineering - 20 Credits

Maintenance of Roads & Bridges - 20 Credits

Road Asset Management - 20 Credits

Road Design, Safety & Environment - 20 Credits

Road Economics & Financing - 20 Credits

Soil Mechanics - 20 Credits

Sustainable Construction - 20 Credits

Water Quality Management - 20 Credits

* Includes a minimum of 10 hours' teaching on earthquake-resistant structures

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