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The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers various additional specialist routes which reflect the expertise within the department and the expanding career paths of civil engineers. This programme is for students who wish to combine a general MSc in the subject with the related discipline of environmental systems.

About this degree

This programme aims to provide students with a solid academic background in a broad range of civil engineering topics and advanced skills in problem-solving necessary for a successful career in the sector. This route will also offer you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in your chosen area of environmental systems and provide a clear path to a professional career in civil engineering.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules, including three specialist modules and one professional development module (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma, consisting of four core modules (60 credits), and four optional modules (60 credits), is also offered.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems). Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems).

Why study this degree at UCL?

Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at UCL is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantage of studying in a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated in the heart of London. We carry out advanced research in structures, environmental engineering, laser scanning and seismic design.

This MSc covers all the major areas of civil engineering; reflecting the broad range of expertise available within the department and its strong links with the engineering profession across the UK and beyond. There is a strong emphasis on developing skills within a teamwork environment, equipping students for subsequent professional practice.

Accreditation:

This degree is accredited as 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 http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and field trips. 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.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) at graduate level
  • why you want to study Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver. Applicants who have a portfolio are strongly recommended to submit it when they apply.

Careers

Civil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.

Employability:

There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. There is international demand for multi-skilled, solutions-focused professionals who can take a holistic approach to solving problems.


Visit the Civil Engineering (with Environmental Systems) MSc / PG Dip page on the University College London website for more details!

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