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Civil Engineering (MSc)

Course Description

This technical Masters programme is aimed at engineering graduates aspiring to responsible positions within consulting and contracting organisations, and is also for engineers who require the additional learning that addresses current Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) requirements for candidates to obtain chartered engineer status. Graduates from related disciplines can embrace further technical training that includes structural, geotechnical, materials engineering with project design and management at a level that prepares them well for senior positions within their areas of expertise.

About the programme

This programme has a UK and global appeal for career development and future plans are currently being developed to offer students the requisite skills to become CEng qualified through the Joint Board of Moderators. It satisfies the technical and managerial expectations required by civil engineering employers as the programme will develop the skills needed to interface with functional users, other than engineers, giving you a more holistic view of the processes behind successfully delivering a civil engineering project.

Your learning

Transferable and key skills are delivered throughout the programme through online material, specialist lectures, site visits, laboratory work, integrated project work and interaction with experienced professionals. Teaching staff are all experienced within industry and academia. Assessment is principally from coursework assignments, examinations and a research dissertation. You will also be expected to present your design work to internal staff and external industrialists as part of the learning and assessment process.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduate employment may be found in both public or private sectors within civil engineering and other built environment disciplines such as transportation or public health dealing with many key activities such as construction, design, infrastructure, sustainability, environmental and transportation impacts and project management.

Professional recognition

We will seek accreditation for this programme as a technical MSc in the near future from the JBM.

Industry-standard facilities

Our recently upgraded facilities will ensure you’re equipped to deal with the requirements of industry:
• Recent investment in new laboratories for engineering and physics will further enhance our reputation for applied interdisciplinary research
• Paisley Campus – fully equipped manufacturing workshop; materials testing and analysis facilities; metrology laboratory; rapid prototyping centre; and assembly and welding laboratories
• Significant investment in facilities for thin film technologies, micro-scale sensors and nuclear physics research
• Lanarkshire Campus – £2.1 million engineering centre, with particular focus on the design and engineering disciplines opened in 2008
• Both Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses have modern, dedicated IT facilities utilising a range of industrial applications software such as PRO/Engineer, Ansys, Fluent, WITNESS and MS Project.

Visit the Civil Engineering (MSc) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in civil engineering or similar area from a recognised institution.Applicants with other degree qualifications, who have appropriate professional or industrial experience may be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma students would be invited to join the MSc programme.Applicants with non-standard qualifications should contact the appropriate professional institution (eg Institution of Civil Engineers) to check that their existing qualification plus the MSc will be acceptable to achieve their career goals. Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000

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