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MSc Civil Engineering


Course Description

Our programme provides graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of aspects to civil engineering - bridge engineering, construction management, geotechnical, structural and water engineering.

WHY SURREY?

Six study streams can be accessed by students on the Civil Engineering programme – Bridge Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering & Management.

The programme is organised and delivered by university staff, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Our Civil Engineering programme aims to provide graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialised aspects of civil engineering. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works and to contribute to a personal professional development programme.

This programme is particularly useful in providing the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related first degrees such as engineering geology or construction management.

Why not explore some of our past and present student profiles, including Alex Salter (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/my-surrey-experience-%E2%80%93-alex-salter-msc-bridge-engineering-dl), Ian Sandle (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/my-surrey-experience-%E2%80%93-ian-sandle-msc-bridge-engineering), Evangelos Alexakis (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/my-surrey-experience-evangelos-alexakis-msc-structural-engineering) and Mina Giagia (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/discover/mina-giagia-msc-structural-engineering).

Module overview

The modular arrangement is intended to tailor the programme to your individual needs and provide maximum flexibility in terms of attendance of full-time and part-time students.

The majority of modules run for ten weeks and comprise approximately 30 hours (three hours per week) of class time and 120 hours of self-study and assignments.

Successful completion of four modules is required for a student to gain a Postgraduate Certificate, eight modules for a Postgraduate Diploma. Eight modules and a dissertation are required for the award of an MSc.

Individual modules can be used to contribute towards a continuing professional development programme.

Teaching

Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The majority of Bridge, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).

Teaching hours

Each module corresponds to 150 hours of work, which includes 30 hours of lectures in the case of contact students.

Assessment

Modules are generally assessed by a combination of examinations and continuous assessment. The latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics.

Each module is assessed separately. There is a written final examination for most modules (some modules are examined by continuous assessment only) at the end of each semester. The modules and the dissertation have a minimum pass mark of 50 per cent.

Academic support, facilities and equipment

Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of 17 full- or part-time members of staff, as well as over 20 visiting lecturers.

In addition to the University Library and Learning Centre’s extensive resources, our excellent testing facilities can support experimentally based MSc dissertation projects.

Modes of study

Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The majority of Bridge, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).

Distance learning

This programme can be studied via distance learning, which allows a high level of flexibility and enables you to study alongside other commitments you may have. Full information about our distance learning programme can be found in the following document: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sites/default/files/distance-learning-civil-engineering-2015.pdf

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

These courses have been accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). In addition the programme has EURACE accreditation.

MSc Civil Engineering (technical) (1 year FT, 2-5 year PT and DL)

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.

Further Learning Programme (for candidates with IEng approved HND/HNC/FdEng/FdSci)

This programme is approved as meeting the Further Learning requirements for an Incorporated Engineer for candidates who have an IEng approved first qualification. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for details of approved qualifications.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Our Admissions Policy (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies/postgraduate-admissions-policy) provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students.

Further information for applicants - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate

Visit the MSc Civil Engineering page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Shahid Jaura

1781.jpg My ambition is to build bridges. I knew the University of Surrey was one of the best in the UK for engineering and it was a good choice. I completed a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. However, after graduating, I wanted to change direction and studied Civil Engineering for my Masters.
Having covered much of the academic work in my fi rst degree, the lecturers gave me plenty of help in catching up with the other aspects of the subject.
Being a graduate of the University of Surrey gave me the skills and opportunity to work in the UK or anywhere in the world. Surrey is a great university for overseas students. I liked the campus. It is a safe place, yet it is only half an hour away from London by train.
My older brother came here to study Management and he recommended it. Both my parents appreciate the value of education in the UK and that is why they sent their children here. I’ve travelled round the country in the holidays and particularly like Edinburgh. It has been a great experience; I made a lot of friends at the University from all over the world and we’ll keep in touch in the years to come.


(Scholarship)

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

Self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on .


(Scholarship)

GREAT Surrey Scholarships India - 6 Awards

Funded by the University and the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign, up to six scholarships worth £5,000 (paid in the form of a fee discount) are being offered on postgraduate taught courses from the following subjects:- Chemical and Process Engineering
- Chemistry
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environment and Sustainability
- Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering Sciences
- PhysicsWHO CAN APPLY?You can apply for a GREAT Surrey Scholarship if:- You hold a high first-class degree from an Indian university (the minimum requirement is 65 per cent from a prestigious university or 70 per cent from a regional university).
- You hold an offer from Surrey to study any MSc course within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as listed above (you must hold an offer before submitting an application for a scholarship)

Value of Scholarship(s)

5,000

Eligibility

The GREAT Scholarship – India programme is aimed at high-calibre Indian students who want to study for a postgraduate programme in engineering.

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete the online form - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/content/great-scholarships-india-2016

Further Information

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/scholarships/great-surrey-scholarships-india



Entry Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering or equivalent accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng). Strength in geotechnical engineering also needs to be demonstrated for this programme.

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