Civil Engineering and Construction Management at University of Derby - UCAS

University of Derby

Degree level: Postgraduate

Civil Engineering and Construction Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Combine in-depth knowledge and practical skills with strategic management abilities to prepare for a rewarding career anywhere in the world.

  • Boost your professional credibility on a course with non-technical accreditation by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, the Permanent Way Institution, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers
  • This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Take your first steps towards coveted Chartered Engineer status: this course meets the Further Learning requirements for registration
  • Cover critical issues facing the industry today, from flood risk engineering management to sustainable development
  • Apply your learning to real-world projects and scenarios
  • You can study the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as stand-alone awards or study online
Explore your full potential within the fields of civil engineering and construction management with this forward-thinking MSc programme. You will study modules of keen interest to professionals working in both civil engineering and construction. These include flood risk engineering management, environmental risk and responsibility and project planning, value engineering and risk management. We also develop your transferable skills in scholarly writing, research, critical thinking, independent learning, communication and problem solving. Such skills will mean you are ideally placed to engage with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and further advanced study in the disciplines of civil engineering and construction management. The combination of core and optional modules enables you to tailor your MSc studies to address topics which are important in successfully achieving and maintaining sustainable built environments – anything ranging from significant property developments to infrastructure projects including highways and railways.


Modules such as: research methods (application and evaluation); flood risk engineering management; construction contracts and dispute resolution; geomatic monitoring and asset engineering; continuing professional development and strategic management; project planning, value engineering and risk management; negotiated module; transport and infrastructure engineering and sustainable design; environmental performance management for sustainable development; sustainable construction methods and materials; independent scholarship.

Assessment method

Assignments are aligned to real life projects and scenarios, with site visits designed to complement the curriculum content. You will be assessed mainly through coursework assignments. Exams also occur in one core and two optional modules.

Entry requirements

You will require: A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in civil engineering or an equivalent professional qualification of equal standing, or professional experience that would support your application. If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1010* Module
Northern Ireland £1010* Module
Scotland £1010* Module
Wales £1010* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you’re studying full-time you will normally complete 180 credits over one year. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure
Civil Engineering and Construction Management at University of Derby - UCAS