University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Civil Engineering

**Why choose this course** Civil engineers design, build and maintain the physical world around us. Become a civil engineer, and you'll be advancing and protecting the physical fabric of civilisation itself. This well-established and fully accredited MSc Civil Engineering is delivered by leading academics, together with practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities. It will equip you with first-class analytical and technical skills across a range of civil engineering disciplines, which will help you pursue a highly successful career in the field of civil engineering. **What you will study** Our fully accredited MSc Civil Engineering will help you acquire advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge across a range of civil engineering disciplines, including bridge engineering, construction management, and geotechnical, structural and water engineering. This course offers six study streams, including bridge engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water engineering and environmental engineering, and infrastructure engineering and management. As well as supporting your career development, this course provides you with the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related first degrees such as engineering geology or construction management. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects, Management and Soil Mechanics or Geotechnics subjects. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

Course modules

FULL-TIME Year 1 DISSERTATION PROJECT - Compulsory ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS - Optional APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Optional BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS - Optional CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW - Optional CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION - Optional DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES - Optional ENERGY GEOTECHNICS - Optional ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE - Optional PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional SPATIAL STRUCTURES - Optional STEEL BUILDING DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS - Optional WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE - Optional WATER TREATMENT - Optional BRIDGE MANAGEMENT - Optional BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING - Optional CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - Optional DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES - Optional EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - Optional GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT - Optional POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT - Optional PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT - Optional REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT - Optional SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION - Optional STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY - Optional SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Optional WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7 Students need to take one from each of the following groups: Bridge, Geotechnics, Construction Management and Structures and a further four modules from any group. Structural Engineering Group Modules ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Spatial Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering Bridge Engineering Group Modules ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures Construction Management Group Modules ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation ENGM239 Project & Risk Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and resilience ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGM281 Building Information Modelling Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology ENGM038 Pollution Control ENGM040 Regulation & Management ENGM057 Water Resources ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing Please see our website for PT & DL modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2020 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 60 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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