Civil & Structural Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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University rank #551 (QS) ,
This is an accredited masters course in Civil Engineering with a strong focus on Structural Engineering. It is designed for both engineers in employment and students wishing to pursue further study at Masters level. The Civil & Structural Engineering degree is offered by Coventry University.


The Civil & Structural Engineering course at Coventry University has been developed and will be delivered in collaboration with civil engineering employers. The taught modules specialise in advanced analysis, design and modelling.

This programme of study is ideal for those seeking deeper and more specialist knowledge for employment within the public and private sector, or students wishing to pursue an academic or research-orientated career.

Holders of an IEng accredited or an overseas Bachelor’s degree, are advised to complete the MSc Civil Engineering (Technical Route), ECT075. Upon completion of their MSc course, they will need to apply for an academic assessment to be formally approved for CEng. They may be required to complete extra modules if their Bachelor degree is deemed to be not technical enough.

Programme Structure

The MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering is made up of the following modules, each delivered in a separate block with the exception of the Integrating Project and Research Project:

  • Advanced structural analysis;
  • Advanced design concepts;
  • Finite element analysis of structures;
  • Structural dynamics;
  • Soil-structure interaction;
  • Project management;
  • Experimental methods for materials and structures;
  • Integrating project.

The course can be studied on a full-time (one year), or part-time basis (two years). Tuition is in one-week intensive blocks, with a few weeks' gap in between blocks for individual research and study. Assessment for the taught modules is a mixture of examination and coursework. For part-time students the blocks are spread over two years rather than one.

This is followed by an Integrating Project and an individual Research Project. For full-time students the Integrating Project is normally team-based and investigates a real engineering problem. For part-time students the Integrating Project is chosen to specifically link their work with their studies.

Training in research methods is given in preparation for the Research Project. Research topics are chosen in discussion with academic staff and a wide range of potential areas within civil and structural engineering are available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in Civil Engineering. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and/or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements, will be considered on their merits.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12068 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12068 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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