The Civil Engineering MSc at UCL now offers five additional specialist routes which reflect the expertise within the department and expanding career paths of civil engineers. This programme is for those students who wish to combine a general MSc in the subject with the related discipline of integrated design.
The programme provides students with a strong 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 integrated design 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 one core module, (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma, one core module (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) is also offered.
Core modules -Integrated Design Project
Optional modules - students choose four from the following: -Advanced Soil Mechanics -Advanced Structures -Anatomy of a Railway -Applied Building Information Modelling -Building Engineering Physics -Coastal Engineering -Data Analysis -Engineering and International Development -Environmental Modelling -Environmental Systems -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/determined by timetable constraints.
Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10–15,000 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.
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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at UCL is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantages of studying in a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated at 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.