University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Civil Engineering

This programme offers graduates and engineers an opportunity to update technical knowledge and enhance skills to serve the future demands of the construction industry, to participate in professional development and to achieve career progression. Through this programme, students develop their technical skills and knowledge, as well as their professional, analytical and management skills, to an advanced level. In particular, the programme seeks to provide a broad subject-specific curriculum with specialism achieved through the major project. The School seeks to make the postgraduate experience both challenging and rewarding, and, by working closely with industry, strives to ensure the industrial relevance of its programmes. The aims of the programme are: to enhance specialist knowledge in selected areas of civil engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level; to develop a broader insight into aspects of civil engineering design; to develop critical insight into broader management issues relating to civil engineering in particular and construction in general.

Entry requirements

An accredited degree in civil engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification. Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no score less than 5.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of management in civil engineering; analysis and management of risk in civil engineering; research methodology; computer modelling of civil engineering problems; individual project; bridge design and assessment; water and environmental management; design of concrete structures; analysis and design for seismic action; systems modelling in the water environment; highway engineering; river basin sustainable management; management and technology for civil engineers; environmental engineering; global engineering theory and practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

Key information

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