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Masters/MSc/DiplomaCivil Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This Masters / MSc / PG diploma postgraduate degree course in Civil Engineering is offered for civil engineering and related graduates wishing to enter the profession and who choose to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialising in a particular subject area.

The MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, together with a wide choice of individual research projects.

Programme structure

Breakdown of course

The course is made up of a total of 180 credits, 120 of which are from taught modules and a research project forms the basis of the remaining 60 credits.

The taught modules cover the four main core themes of Civil Engineering: Structural, Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, plus a compulsory 20 credit module on Finance and Core Skills.

Optional modules offered

Each of the following optional modules are worth 20 credits:

Advanced Structures and Design
Construction Management
Engineering Production and Risk Management
Engineering Structural Dynamics (includes a minimum of 10 hours teaching on earthquake-resistant structures)
Flooding and Water Resource Management
Ground Engineering
Road Asset Management
Road Design
Road Economics and Financing
Soil Mechanics
Sustainable Construction
Sustainable Transport Policy
Waste and Wastewater Treatment

Being flexible in its nature, this MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study: Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and the School will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering go on to or resume their careers in civil engineering design consultancies, general management/engineering consultancies, civil engineering contractors, construction, structural engineering

Examples of employers

British Army
Hyder Consulting
Laing O’Rourke
Network Rail

Examples of occupations

Assistant Civil Engineer
Consultant Engineer
Graduate Bridge Engineer
Graduate Leader
Graduate Site Engineer
Graduate Tunnelling Engineer
Officer Cadet
Site Engineer
Structural Engineer
Water Engineer

Further study – examples of courses

MRes Materials and Sustainable Technology
MRes Science and Engineering of Materials
MSc Computer Science
MSc Construction Management
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
MSc Road Engineering and Management
PhD Civil Engineering

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States