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Course summary

Our MSc Civil Engineering course is developed from a mix of technical and management-based modules, aligning to current global issues relating to civil engineering. Your learning will focus on the civil engineering infrastructure and structural and management aspects of construction, as well as complex environmental problems affecting construction projects. Grounded in professional, statutory and regulatory bodies’ requirements, your studies will emphasise critical issues related to sustainability, design innovation, climate change, global social responsibility and economic efficiency. Who is this course designed for? This course is suitable for professionals working in the broad civil engineering and construction industries, who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) undergraduate students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a technical postgraduate programme. The skills and knowledge gained on this course opens up opportunities for application to senior technical and middle/senior management positions. Key Features

  • Professional Accreditation | This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) and recognised 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 the JBM website for further information.
  • Expert Academic Staff | Be guided by expert academics with links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Most staff teaching on the course are members of professional institutions relating to civil engineering and participate in industrial activities, consultancy and research, ensuring our course content allies with current industry practice.
  • Specialist Workshops and Facilities | Benefit from our industry-standard facilities in our Maudslay building, right in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, supported by our team of expert technicians.
  • Multidisciplinary Study | Extend your knowledge and experience by exploring related disciplines, such as energy, manufacturing. Our course structure enables personal exploration in related areas of interest, helping you to align your developing knowledge to your career aspirations.


The MSc Civil Engineering course is formed of seven core modules, three of which are shared with other courses in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. This provides the opportunity for multi-disciplinary group work, which aims to extend your knowledge and peer network. You'll also be able to choose a further one optional module, from four available – three of which are also shared – offering you the opportunity to focus on an area of particular interest. Your eight taught modules will total 180 credit points. The modules’ credit points are weighted based on the total time you can expect to spend studying the module content, both in terms of contact hours and non-contact hours. Core modules:

  • Current Practices in Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Transport Planning and Engineering
  • Professional Practice and Procedure for Construction and Engineering Management
  • Advanced Construction Materials
  • Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation and Design
  • Research Project / Dissertation
Optional modules (choose one from):
  • Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Condition Assessment and Health monitoring of Civil Infrastructure
- Analysis and Design of Surface Structure

Assessment method

Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and designs for assessment. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • The Joint Board of Moderators
  • Engineering Council

Entry requirements

For more information on entry requirements please visit the course page on the NTU website.

Fees and funding

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