University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Civil Engineering (Highways and Transportation)

The course provides the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering. An appealing feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the course allows students to augment the degree to include a subject theme (in this case, Highways and Transportation Engineering) through choosing specific modules in the first 2 semesters and completing a project related to the student's chosen theme. Transportation and highway engineering are major components of civil engineering and are concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of transportation facilities and highways, including vehicular, cycle and pedestrian highways.

Entry requirements

2.1 (upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent).

Course modules

Core modules: Research project literature review; research project organisation and planning; traffic engineering; railway engineering; pavement engineering; advanced pavement materials; Optional modules: finite element analysis in structural mechanics; wind engineering and energy; coastal engineering; advanced concrete structures; natural hazards and environmental fluid mechanics; critical state soil mechanics; system reliability engineering; construction planning and processes; geology for civil engineers; plates and shells; earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; computational fluid dynamics; satellite based positioning; satellite based positioning practical; sedimentation and erosion engineering; mathematical techniques in partial differential equations for engineers; engineering and structural dynamics; infrastructure asset management; marine renewable energy; location technology; location technology practical; engineering and deformation surveying; engineering and deformation surveying practical; can include a maximum of 2 of the following modules: construction management 3; sustainable construction; steel structures; foundations and earthworks; mapping for engineering surveying and GIS; mapping for engineering surveying and GIS practical; environmental geotechnology; individual project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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