The Civil Engineering Graduate Diploma enables applicants with a degree in a related subject (for example mathematics, physics or geology) to take a qualifying year before moving into a Civil or Structural Engineering MSc programme. It offers a unique opportunity to be awarded a fully recognised Civil Engineering MSc after two years of study, opening the path to a career in civil engineering as a chartered engineer.
This bespoke programme provides grounding in fluids, soils, structures and materials engineering, and consists of second and third-year undergraduate core civil engineering subjects. Students are also allocated a civil engineering project which they are required to complete in pairs.
Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules and a research project. There are no optional modules for this programme.
Core modules -Structural Analysis and Design -Materials II and Applied Fluid Mechanics II -Mathematical Modelling and Analysis II -Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology -Civil Engineering in Practice -Structure and Materials -Civil Engineering Project
Dissertation/report Students conduct a civil engineering research project over two terms, usually working in pairs. Assessment is by a final report (78%), interim report (10%) and final presentation (10%).
Teaching and learning The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory classes. The civil engineering project involves individual research and can include laboratory, computational or fieldwork depending on the nature of your project and your supervisor. It is usually completed in pairs. The programme also includes a field trip and a one-week Constructionarium visit.
Other information for overseas students Overseas students requiring a visa to study should note that the Graduate Diploma (pre-qualifying year) and the Civil Engineering MSc are treated as TWO separate programmes. You will only be able to obtain a one-year visa for the Graduate Diploma and then you will need to apply for a second visa for the MSc. You will almost certainly have to leave the UK between finishing the Graduate Diploma in June and commencing the MSc in September.
Civil engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments.
Students who complete both this pre-qualifying year and a Civil Engineering MSc or an Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management MSc, have excellent career prospects with leading civil and structural engineering companies.
Employability The 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?
UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated at the heart of London.
Our innovative research is at the forefront of engineering development. Our staff are leaders in their fields and often called upon for their detailed knowledge by the media, industry and policymakers.
This programme offers applicants without a first degree in civil engineering a unique opportunity to be awarded a fully recognised Civil Engineering MSc after two years of study, opening the path to a civil engineering career as a chartered engineer.
Selection criteria: - The bursary will be awarded based on financial need only as determined by the Student Funding Office.Value, Benefits and Duration: - The value of the bursary is £15,000. The payment is to be applied to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the successful applicant towards maintenance in termly instalments. - The bursary is tenable for one year only. - The bursary may not be held alongside other tuition fee only awards.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- prospective full-time UK Master's students who are undertaking a one-year programme of study in the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences or Mathematical & Physical Sciences (BEAMS) in 2015/16 - currently holding a first-class Bachelor's degree; and - in financial need.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.Awards are for taught Master's programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate's country. UCL expects to be able to allocate five awards this academic year.Applicants must: - Be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country (please see the CSSS information booklet for a list of eligible countries); - Hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level; - Be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the programme; - Have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country; - Not be employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable); - Be themselves, or through families, unable to pay for the proposed programme of study in the UK; - Be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.Value, Benefits and Duration: - The award will cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, economy air travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of the scholar’s degree programme plus additional discretionary allowances. - Awards are normally tenable for one year.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year)
- Be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country (please see the CSSS information booklet for a list of eligible countries); - Hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level;
- You must separately apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes through the standard admissions procedure. - You must apply for the scholarship on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online following the procedures described on their website. - In order to be considered for this scholarship at UCL, you must complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online: by the deadline of T23:59 (UCT) Sunday, 21 February 2016.
To progress to fully chartered status students entering the pre-qualifying year should have a degree in a related subject, e.g. architecture, or in a subject that would be approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers, e.g. mathematics or physics. General entry requirements and application procedures are the same as for the MSc programme. When completing your application form you should enter 'MSc in Civil Engineering' as the programme title. If you satisfy all admission criteria you will be given a conditional offer, and successful completion of the Graduate Diploma will be the condition of entry to the MSc programme.
Recipient: University College London
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