|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This Masters / MSc / PG diploma postgraduate degree course in Civil Engineering is offered for civil engineering and related graduates wishing to enter the profession and who choose to study a general Masters-level course rather than specialising in a particular subject area.
The MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, together with a wide choice of individual research projects.
Breakdown of course
The course is made up of a total of 180 credits, 120 of which are from taught modules and a research project forms the basis of the remaining 60 credits.
The taught modules cover the four main core themes of Civil Engineering: Structural, Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering, plus a compulsory 20 credit module on Finance and Core Skills.
Optional modules offered
Each of the following optional modules are worth 20 credits:
Advanced Structures and Design
Engineering Production and Risk Management
Engineering Structural Dynamics (includes a minimum of 10 hours teaching on earthquake-resistant structures)
Flooding and Water Resource Management
Road Asset Management
Road Economics and Financing
Sustainable Transport Policy
Waste and Wastewater Treatment
Being flexible in its nature, this MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering permits every student to tailor the programme of studies to suit their own chosen career, benefiting from the range of specialist modules available to all MSc students. Flexibility also means that graduates of non-civil engineering disciplines may be eligible for study: Please enquire if this applies in your particular case and the School will make an assessment based on previous study and experience.
Graduates of the MSc/PG Diploma in Civil Engineering go on to or resume their careers in civil engineering design consultancies, general management/engineering consultancies, civil engineering contractors, construction, structural engineering
Examples of employers
Examples of occupations
Assistant Civil Engineer
Graduate Bridge Engineer
Graduate Site Engineer
Graduate Tunnelling Engineer
Further study – examples of courses
MRes Materials and Sustainable Technology
MRes Science and Engineering of Materials
MSc Computer Science
MSc Construction Management
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
MSc Road Engineering and Management
PhD Civil Engineering