M.Sc. Civil Engineering

University of East London

Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,550 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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UEL has been offering postgraduate programmes in the area of civil engineering since 1964.

The general aim of the programme is to provide graduate civil engineers with the opportunity to develop and gain additional expertise to meet higher demands of our profession and help you fast-track your career. This programme will enhance your knowledge in different areas of civil engineering, such as structural, geotechnical and coastal engineering, hydraulics, transportation, design and construction management. It will also provide you with deep understanding and skills in research methods.

Moreover, our MSc programmes in civil and structural engineering have a wide professional recognition, as they are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural, and Highways and Transportation Engineers. 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 for further information).

We also offer opportunities for those in work by providing part-time opportunities for study, and provide support to help balance work and study commitments.

Key Facts

* Civil engineers with postgraduate qualifications find a wide range of career opportunities with consultancy, contactor and client organisations, as well as other related areas such as research and management.
* Civil engineering at UEL was ranked 3rd in London (after UCL and Imperial College) and 4th amongst modern universities in the Guardian University Guide 2013's league table for civil engineering.

Why Choose Us?

We strive to provide you with learning opportunities and practical skills that will help you in your future employment. We will help you gain a comprehensive depth of knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices and theories in civil engineering. There is a highly practical emphasis to the programme in the way it addresses many theoretical, design and professional issues. The programme continues to develop, becoming increasingly popular both in the UK and overseas.

Engineers employed in the construction industry find the part-time mode of the programme both flexible, adaptable and easily tailored to suit their personal requirements.

Contents

The programme offers a number of self-contained taught modules, organised around the various areas of civil engineering. The taught modules are complemented by a research dissertation project that is undertaken as the final part of the course.

Modules

* Advanced Structural Analysis


* Design in Steel and Concrete


* Design in Timber and Masonry


* Engineering Management and Project Organisation


* Highway Engineering


* Hydraulic Structures, Coastal and River Engineering


* Research Dissertation


* Soil Structure Engineering


* Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering


* Transportation Engineering.

Requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or minimum 2:1 with honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English in a civil engineering discipline.

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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Accreditation

Our MSc programmes in civil and structural engineering have a wide professional recognition, as they are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural, and Highways and Transportation Engineers. 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 for further information).

As a postgraduate on this programme, you are entitled to student membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (and the Institution of Structural Engineers (and if not already a member, you are urged to join. The Civil Engineering Liaison Officer with the professional institutions can advise you. The Officer also organises a presentation by the professional institutions at UEL each year, which you may find helpful to attend.

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