Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Civil Engineering

This course is designed to provide professional engineers with the opportunity to improve their qualifications and expertise while they continue with their career.

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry applicants must have a minimum of 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For post graduate Diploma level entry applicants must have a 3rd Class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area plus 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification; cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree plus 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation. If English is not the applicant's 1st language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Semester 1: environmental geotechnics; environmental hydrology and water resources; ground engineering; indeterminate structures; sustainability in civil engineering; project management: theory and practice. Semester 2: earthquake engineering; foundation engineering; safety, risk and reliability; urban drainage and water supply; water and wastewater treatment; project management: strategic issues.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator, School of the Built Environment
Telephone number: 
0131 4514650