The MSc in Civil Engineering builds on our renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of Civil Engineering. It is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.
Why study Civil Engineering at Dundee?
Dundee is a pre-eminent centre for Civil Engineering with internationally-renowned research groups in concrete technology, fluid mechanics, geotechnical engineering, lightweight and deployable structures, and construction management.
Professional Accreditation: ICE/IStructE This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Visit the Joint Board of Moderators homepage for further information.
What's so good about Civil Engineering at Dundee?
All our MSc programmes are accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Civil Engineering at Dundee is ranked top in Scotland for research. You will have the opportunity to engage with leading edge research at Dundee, meaning we attract students of the highest calibre and our graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide. Students studying on our masters programmes benefit from our renowned research expertise and industry experience.
Who should study this course?
This course is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.
The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.
How you will be taught
Modules are taught via lectures and tutorials.
What you will study
The programme lasts a full year and contains three main elements: Core Modules (22%)These provide skills generic to engineering and research:
Research Methods and Diploma Project Health, Safety & Environmental Engineering Specialist Modules (45%) These provide in-depth and advanced knowledge, and build upon our recognised expertise in Civil Engineering. Students take any four specialist modules that are available that year, subject to approval of the programme director and timetabling constraints. Examples of current modules include:
Advanced Structural Analysis Earthquake Engineering & Concrete Assessment Innovative Structures Design for Durability Assessment and Repair Construction Systems I and II Sustainable Use and Environmental Impact Assessment Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Advanced Soil Mechanics and Geo-Environmental Engineering Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Project and Enterprise Management Research Project (33%)
This gives you the opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to our research. At the end of the project students submit a dissertation based on their research.
How you will be assessed
The course is assessed by coursework, examination and dissertation.
There is a continuing demand for civil engineers particularly in the energy and water sectors and the skills of the civil engineer are highly portable in the multi-disciplinary engineering sectors. The latest Institution of Civil Engineers Salary Survey for the UK (2010) indicates that the average total income of its senior members is nearly £100k, while that of recent graduates is £27.5k.
We are proud of our achievements in graduate employment. The blend of science, technology and management education and training gained in a unique learning environment that is both challenging and friendly, makes our graduates attractive to employers in civil engineering and a wider range of sectors.
Graduates from Dundee have gone on to achieve high level positions in most sectors of the profession. These include consulting engineers and contractors, the offshore industry and research organisations.