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Postgraduate taught

MSc Civil Engineering

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2020
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+44(0)1392 724061

Programme Director: 
Dr Prakash Prikaparan

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Overview

  • Civil engineering is essential for making the infrastructure used in our daily lives sustainable, and more innovative solutions are constantly being sought as the demands of modern civilisation increase
  • Learn how to analyse, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, and put the theory you learn into practice to solve complex problems
  • Receive an in-depth knowledge of the subject, specifically geotechnical and structural engineering
  • You’ll study with students across all Engineering postgraduate programmes, and you have the option to include additional management modules in the programme, with Civil Engineering with Management MSc 
  • Graduates will be prepared for a successful career, equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead on providing infrastructure whilst maintaining the quality of our environment.

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A snapshot of Engineering at the University of Exeter.

12th in the UK for General Engineering

The Complete University Guide 2021

Combine your Masters in Engineering Business Management with a year working in Industry*

*New for 2020

3rd for Materials and Mineral Engineering

The Guardian University League Table 2020

Specialist facilities include microscopy suite, aerodynamics and fluids laboratories, additive manufacturing workshop and vibration testing rigs

Accreditations

This degree is accredited as a technical programme, meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information.

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

IELTS

  • Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL

  • Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson

  • 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course variants

Civil engineering is essential for making the infrastructure used in our daily lives sustainable, and more innovative solutions are constantly being sought as the demands of modern civilisation increase

Study with students across all Engineering postgraduate programmes, and blend your engineering skills with management modules taught by the University of Exeter Business School

Gain transferable professional management skills to boost your career prospects, whilst learning from the latest scientific developments in a range of civil engineering disciplines

Gain in-depth knowledge of the subject, specifically geotechnical and structural engineering

Learn how to analyse, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, and put the theory you learn into practice to solve complex problems.

Course content

This programme is modular and flexible. It has 180 credits in total and offers flexibility in choice of modules.

MSc Civil Engineering consists of eight core engineering modules totalling 150 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and a 15-credit optional module.

The programme begins in September each year and the taught elements are concluded by May. The Engineering MSc project, under the personal supervision of a research expert in the chosen area, continues until September.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year: 

£10,950 full-time

International fees per year: 

£22,950 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Teaching and research

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.

You will develop transferable skills such as management and communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.

Personal tutor

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research- and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field. Plus, you’ll become actively involved in a research project yourself.

All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Maths support

Throughout your studies you will have access to support materials designed to refresh your knowledge of engineering mathematics. Mathematics for Engineers is a non-credit bearing online resource that covers the mathematics needed to undertake an MSc. It is an invaluable revision tool for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of common mathematical topics.

Sample mathematics test

Unsure whether your maths is good enough for an MSc? Take the short test below to find out. This has been developed in conjunction with the Mathematics for Engineers module and covers many of the topics listed above.

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Careers

Employer-valued skills

There is considerable demand in the workplace for graduates with knowledge in both a specialist technology area and in management, particularly in the modern tools and techniques to support the management of a dynamically changing engineering business. This programme will equip you with the correct vocational skills to achieve success in the working world or in further study. We have an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.

Graduate destinations

The professional destinations of our graduates reflect the quality of this programme. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy prosperous and successful careers in several areas after graduation, such as engineers and teachers, and work at companies such as Devon County Council, Balfour Beatty, Pell Frischman and AECOM. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). 

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