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Civil Engineering MSc


Course Description

The MSc in Civil Engineering aims to build on the knowledge and skills that you have obtained as an undergraduate and to help prepare you for a career as a consulting civil engineer across the broad spectrum of the professional discipline. The overall aim of this well-established course is to provide a sound scientific, technical and commercial understanding of civil engineering issues and practice. You will be introduced to the broad nature of civil engineering through the integration of knowledge from structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and water engineering. The course will also provide training in engineering research methods and will develop a range of related transferable skills. You will also develop an appreciation of the principles and activities involved in the day-to-day management of engineering business units, typical of those within which civil engineering is practised.

Graduates of this course will be able to work as professional and highly proficient engineers with the skills and expertise necessary to work in a range of careers across the field of civil engineering.

Distinctive features

• The employment record of graduates is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultancies.

• The MSc in Civil Engineering is accredited by the ICE, IStructE, IHT and the IHIE. It meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for intakes 2014-2018 inclusive, for candidates that have already acquired a CEng-accredited BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an IEng-accredited BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

• You have the opportunity to study in a research-led department taught by staff rated in the highest possible category by independent Government assessment, and with facilities commensurate with a top-class research unit.

• We encourage an open and engaging culture between students and staff.

Structure

The programme is presented as a one-year full-time Master's level programme, and is also available in part-time mode over three years.

The programme is presented in two stages:

• The taught material is delivered during the Autumn and Spring semesters. An extended project within one of the Civil Engineering fields forms a major part of the course. In Stage 1 students follow taught modules to the value of 120 credits, with a limited amount of choice between optional modules.

• Stage 2 consists of a project and dissertation module worth 60 credits.

Summative assessment is undertaken at the end of each stage (or each year if part-time).

For a list of modules for the FULL-TIME route, please see website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/civil-engineering-msc

For a list of the modules for the PART-TIME route, please see website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/civil-engineering-msc-part-time

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will attend lectures and participate in examples classes. All students must complete 120 credits in Stage 1 in order to progress to the dissertation, for which they are allocated a supervisor from among the teaching staff. Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic staff, usually in areas of current research interest, although students are encouraged to put forward their own project ideas.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January or May. Examinations count for 60%–70% of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, depending on the options chosen, the remainder being largely project work and pieces of coursework.

The award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher. Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates achieving a 60% average may be awarded a Merit. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Career prospects

This course's graduate employment record is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultancies.

Visit the Civil Engineering MSc page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Alan Smith (MSc Geoenvironmental engineering)

I chose to return to postgraduate study in order to get an edge in the job market. Geoenvironmental engineering is a growing field and I feel this type of specialist MSc will really enhance my career prospects. The course itself is very diverse and students benefit, in particular, from the School’s strong network of contacts in industry. I was also fortunate enough to secure funding for my postgraduate study from the EPSRC.

(Student Profile)

Matt Chapman

I have found that taking the Electrical Energy Systems MSc has given me a much greater appreciation of engineering fundamentals in the wider context of the power industry. I believe that the skills obtained from undertaking this course has set me up perfectly for a career involving power systems networks, renewable energy, and even the aerospace industry. On top of this, it has probably been my most enjoyable year at university.

(Student Profile)

Mayank Mehta (Engineering)

“I chose Cardiff as the Engineering school has a great reputation. The information, advice and tour provided by the University were really useful and helped me make my mind up. Cardiff School of Engineering is research driven and incredibly successful which has a positive knock–on effect to undergraduate students. We are taught about the most up-to-date techniques and methods. The lecturers are really approachable and pleased to help. I give the quality of life 10/10; I have had the time of my life at Cardiff, Great fun!!! Great life! Great people and a Great University!”


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure


We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

An upper 2nd class honours degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have a good 2:2 or equivalent, or relevant industrial experience, we will give your application individual consideration. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS examinations. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5.

Last Updated

28 June 2017

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