|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
You will normally need a Honours degree in Chemical Engineering or Bioscience (including Biochemistry and Microbiology) or related disciplines. Applications are also invited from Honours degree graduates in Food Science/Technology and Environmental Science as well as Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering and other science disciplines such as Chemistry
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This MSc programme is designed to support high level training and enhance both the technical and managerial skills of recent graduates or experienced personnel who work in, or aspire to a career in, the construction or related industries. This programme is aimed at Civil Engineers and Geologists who wish to widen their professional scope or to specialise in geotechnical engineering with the addition of modern managerial skills. To summarise the detailed information above, the teaching concentrates on four essential aspects of the subject, to provide four essential skill sets:
Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks; ground investigation; field and laboratory testing
Analysis, design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, embankments and slopes including methods of ground reinforcement and improvement.
Managerial skills for the construction industry, including law, project and financial management
This programme has developed an excellent reputation since its inception in 1956. Its purpose is to provide advanced training to civil engineers and geologists who wish to widen their knowledge or to specialise in the field of geotechnical engineering. The programme includes lectures, design studies, laboratory classes, site visits and individual projects. In addition, external lectures are provided by experts and leaders from industry.
The syllabus covers:
Physical and mechanical properties of soils
Statistics and numerical methods
Earth retaining structures, embankments, dams, tunnelling
Ground improvements and environmental ground engineering
The laboratory testing of soils
Examples of employers
Examples of occupations
Assistant Civil Engineer
Graduate Bridge Engineer
Graduate Site Engineer
Graduate Tunnelling 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