Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

University of East London's MSc Civil Engineering degree will develop your engineering expertise in line with the ever-changing demands of the profession. We will enhance your knowledge in all the essential areas, from geotechnical and coastal engineering to design and construction management, and we will make sure your research skills are sharp enough to give you the competitive edge when you embark on your career.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

University of East London's campus location in the heart of London’s Docklands will allow you to see close up the challenges, and opportunities, for the next generation of engineers such as intensive urbanisation and major economic regeneration.

We have excellent links with major employers in the industry, including Atkins Consultants, Waterman Group, Thames Water and the London Borough of Newham.

We will get your engineering career off to the best possible start. Our MSc Engineering courses enjoy widespread professional recognition and are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institutions of Civil, Structural, and Highways and Transportation Engineers.

This Civil Engineering course also meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for students with the right undergraduate qualifications.

Your future career

There is an acknowledged shortage of skilled civil engineers with the right qualifications and experience. We have designed this course to take advantage of this demand and give you a competitive edge when it comes to your career.

Graduates from our MSc Civil Engineering course can expect to find work in a variety of consultancy and contracting roles, in fields as diverse as structural engineering, highways and transportation, aviation and infrastructure projects, geotechnical engineering, and water and coastal engineering.

The skills you will develop will also enhance your career prospects in other related areas, such as research and management. With access to our strong and diverse academic knowledge base and the opportunities to apply that knowledge professionally, we will give you the best-possible head start.

Our Docklands location means that UEL is uniquely placed for links to industry employers, and we have strong contacts with organisations in the local area, including Crossrail, Thames Water and the London Borough of Newham.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

The course consists of a number of self-contained, taught modules, organised around the various areas of civil engineering.

The range of subjects covered includes Advanced Structural Analysis, Design of Concrete and Steel Structures, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Hydraulic Structures and Costal Engineering, Project Management, Soil Structure Engineering and Highway and Transportation Engineering.

The taught modules are complemented by a research dissertation project that you will undertake at the end of your course. This dissertation is your route to becoming an accredited chartered engineer.

There is a highly practical emphasis to our MSc. You will learn the basic theory and then apply it through working on projects in our extensive laboratories and during fieldwork.

These projects will provide you with the learning opportunities and practical skills you need in your future career. You will graduate with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices and theories in civil engineering.

Students may choose modules from the optional 30 credit modules on offer each semester. The modules offered are selected from the following list:

Modules
  • Hydraulic Structures, Coastal and River Engineering
  • Engineering Management and Project Organisation
  • Soil Structure Engineering
  • Design in Steel and Concrete
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Design in Timber and Masonry

And

  • Research Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

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Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Civil Engineering.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12480 International
  • GBP 8100 EU/EEA

Part time:

  • EU/EEA: £1,350 Per 30 credit module

Funding

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Eligibility

Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:

  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
  • are most recently resident in England;
  • have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course

Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:

  • EEA or Swiss migrant worker
  • as a family member of any of the above or;
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker

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