University of West London

Course Introduction

On this Masters in Civil Engineering you will build both your knowledge and skills in the core subject areas of this discipline. You will also expand your knowledge of important environmental issues and how these affect your chosen field of expertise. Our teaching staffs are actively involved in specialist research and their expertise will inform your studies of current developments in the field. Throughout the course, we will help you to develop your ability to use modern IT techniques to solve complex problems. You will have access to a dedicated computing lab, as well as a range of digital resources, including specialist simulation packages with full licences, such as: ANSYS; ETABS; SAFE; LUSAS.

In the final stages of your course, you will complete your dissertation. This is your opportunity to apply the research skills you have developed to an independent piece of work that investigates a problem or project in civil engineering.

On graduation, you can choose to work within the public sector or seek exciting opportunities with private-sector engineering firms. Alternatively, you may wish to specialise in an area that you are really passionate about and move onto a postgraduate research degree. The School of Computing and Engineering is research-based. We have 30 PhD students and staff with strong research backgrounds, all here to advise and guide you on your chosen career or study path.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) in civil engineering or another engineering qualification at an equivalent level. This course also offer students a place based on a combination of an ordinary degree (e.g. BSc/BEng in engineering without honours) together with relevant experience from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).