University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Civil Engineering

This programme aims to provide graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialised aspects of civil engineering. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works and to contribute to a personal professional development programme. This programme is particularly useful in providing the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related 1st degrees such as engineering geology or construction management.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an Honours degree in civil engineering or equivalent accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng; overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome; alternatively, at least 5 years� relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design); or a professional qualification (for example, CEng); strength in geotechnical engineering also needs to be demonstrated for this programme; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS minimum overall score: 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Bridge Engineering modules: Bridge management; bridge deck loading and analysis; durability of bridges and structures; pre-stressed concrete bridge design; steel and composite bridge design; long span bridges. Structural Engineering modules: Steel building design; space structures; structural mechanics and finite elements; concrete building design; structural safety and reliability; earthquake engineering; design of masonry structures. Construction Management modules: A number of management modules will be available covering: Construction organisation; project and risk management; construction, management and law. Geotechnical Engineering modules: Soil�structure interaction; geotechnics engineering 2. Water Engineering Modules: Environmental health; water treatment; wastewater treatment and sewerage; applied chemistry and microbiology (intensive); pollution control and waste management; groundwater control; regulation and management; water resources management and hydraulic modelling.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of continous assessment and examinations as well as a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months
MSc Distance learning - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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