UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Civil Engineering

The course enables applicants with a degree in a related subject (for example mathematics, physics or geology) to take a qualifying year before moving into a civil or structural engineering MSc.

Entry requirements

To be able to progress to fully chartered status students entering the pre-qualifying year should have a degree in a related subject, such as architecture, or in a subject that would be approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers, such as mathematics or physics. General entry requirements and application procedures are the same as for the 1-year Master's programme. When completing your application form you should enter 'MSc in Civil Engineering' as the programme title. If you satisfy all admission criteria you will be given a conditional offer, and successful completion of the graduate diploma will be the condition of entry to the main Master's programme. Overseas students requiring a visa to study should note that the graduate diploma (pre-qualifying year) and the civil engineering Master's are treated as 2 separate programmes. You will only be able to obtain a 1-year visa for the graduate diploma and then you will need to apply for a 2nd visa for the Master's. You will almost certainly have to leave the UK between finishing the graduate diploma in June and commencing the Master's in September.

Course modules

Core modules: structural analysis and design; materials ii and applied fluid mechanics ii; mathematical modelling and analysis ii; soil mechanics and engineering geology; civil engineering in practice; structural mechanics iii; civil engineering project.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory classes. The civil engineering project involves individual research and can include laboratory, computational or fieldwork depending on the nature of your project and your supervisor. It is usually completed in pairs. The programme also includes a field trip and a one-week Constructionarium visit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 7,640 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 21,320 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 4046