This MSc aims to equip students with the skills of analysis and design necessary for employment as professional civil engineers, and give them a solid academic background for becoming chartered engineers. The programme combines traditional lectures with group projects and an individual research project in the student’s chosen specialist field. The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers five additional routes.
Students develop advanced knowledge of civil engineering and associated engineering and scientific disciplines (structure dynamics, sustainable building design, transport, fluids, geotechnics, water and drainage, environmental and coastal engineering, planning and construction). They gain awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of design, construction and the environment, alongside transferable skills, which leads to careers in industry and research.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits), and a research project (60 credits).
Core modules -Advanced Soil Mechanics -Advanced Structures -Roads and Underground Infrastructure -Project Management (Professional Development Module)
Optional modules - students choose four from the following: -Anatomy of a Railway -Applied Building Information Modelling -Building Engineering Physics -Coastal Engineering -Data Analysis -Engineering and International Development -Environmental Modelling -Environmental Systems -Finite Element Modelling and Numerical Methods -GIS Principles and Technology -Introduction to Seismic Design of Structures -Natural and Environmental Disasters -Principles and Practices of Surveying -Roads and Underground Infrastructure -Systems, Society and Sustainability -Structural Dynamics -Urban Flooding and Drainage
Please note: combinations of different modules will be limited and determined by timetable constraints.
Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.
Teaching and learning The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. The design project includes collective and individual studio work, while the research project includes laboratory, computational or fieldwork depending on the nature of the project. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, project reports and the research project.
There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. Civil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting multidisciplinary department with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated within the heart of London.
This MSc reflects the broad range of expertise available within the department and its strong links with the engineering industry and places emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment. The programme provides a clear route to a professional career in civil engineering.
In addition, students wishing to combine the general MSc in Civil Engineering can now apply to one of five specialist pathways in related disciplines (Seismic Design, Environmental Systems, GIS, Surveying and Integrated Design).