University of West London

Course Introduction

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the relationship between civil engineering and current environmental issues. We will help you to advance your analytical skills in core subject areas, including structural analysis, sustainability, geotechnics and hydraulics. You will learn to use modern IT techniques to solve complex problems throughout this course. In addition to studying key civil engineering disciplines at an advanced level, you will cover the broader aspects of project and process management as they relate to the sector. There will be several opportunities to design solutions to civil engineering problems, both in groups and individually.

At the end of your course, your dissertation will allow you to conduct postgraduate-level research, this time on a particular area of civil and environmental engineering, structural engineering or construction management. Throughout your studies, you will have access to a dedicated computing laboratory. In addition, the University library is rich in resources that support the academic and professional elements of this course. You will also have access to a range of digital resources, including the specialist simulation packages ANSYS, ETABS, SAFE and LUSAS. This course has multiple accreditations from professional bodies, including the: Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT); Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES); The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Extended Masters - If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering option. This includes two additional modules that prepare you for the regular Masters course. You must study for your Extended Masters full-time. English language support is available.

Once you graduate you could go on to work with: consulting civil engineering companies; structural engineering firms; contractors; local/national government; utility companies.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,750 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,750 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £14,975 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: To study the Extended Masters programme students will need: a Bachelor's degree.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).