M.Sc. Civil Engineering(online)

  • On Campus, Online
  • 12 months
  • GBP17300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences | University of Surrey | Guildford, United Kingdom
Our Civil Engineering programme provides graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of aspects to civil engineering - bridge engineering, construction management, geotechnical, structural and water engineering.

Description of Civil Engineering


Our Civil Engineering programme aims to provide graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialised aspects of civil engineering. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works and to contribute to a personal professional development programme.

This programme is particularly useful in providing the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related first degrees such as engineering geology or construction management.

Why not explore some of our past and present student profiles, including Alex Salter, Ian Sandle, Evangelos Alexakis and Mina Giagia.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 17300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6600 Year (EEA)
  • UK/EU fees: £800
  • Overseas fees: £1900


  • Full-time£800£1900
  • Part-time£900 *£2,000
Start date February  2016, September  2016 Sep 2015, Feb 2015, Feb 2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On CampusOnline
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Civil Engineering module groups
MSc programmes in Bridge Engineering, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering share module options. The modules fall under six streams of study:
Bridge Engineering modules
  • Bridge Management
  • Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
  • Durability of Bridges and Structures
  • Pre-stressed Concrete Bridge Design
  • Steel and Composite Bridge Design
  • Long Span Bridges
Structural Engineering modules
  • Steel Building Design
  • Space Structures
  • Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
  • Concrete Building Design
  • Structural Safety and Reliability
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Design of Masonry Structures
  • Subsea Engineering
Construction Management modules
  • Construction Organisation
  • Project and Risk Management
  • Construction, Management and Law
  • Geotechnical Engineering modules
  • Soil–Structure Interaction
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Energy Geotechnics
  • Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
  • Geotechnical Structures
Water Engineering modules *
  • Environmental Health
  • Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
  • Applied Chemistry and Microbiology (Intensive)
  • Pollution Control and Waste Management
  • Groundwater Control
  • Regulation and Management
  • Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling
Infrastructure Engineering & Management modules:
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Infrastructure Investment and Financing
  • Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience
  • Sustainability and Infrastructure

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Civil Engineering

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering or equivalent accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng.

Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng). Strength in geotechnical engineering also needs to be demonstrated for this programme.

English language requirements

  • IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
  • IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Work Experience for Civil Engineering

No work experience is required.

More Information


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.

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