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).

Internship - You can also take this course with a six-month internship with an employer during your studies. There are opportunities throughout the civil and construction industry within the UK. On the internship you will be able to improve existing skills and acquire new ones, explore various career opportunities, network and be part of a team. This will improve your understanding of the world of work and professional practice in the workplace. It will also enhance your career prospects, allowing you to focus on your potential career path.

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 £9,300 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,300 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £13,600 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) in civil or structural engineering or another engineering qualification at an equivalent level. This course also offers 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 minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • IELTS score: 5.5