Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering) MSc
This is a new course that responds to the needs of the holders of accredited BEng degrees to receive further learning through MSc courses in order to satisfy the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Many of the modules are delivered in a form suitable for study in the workplace. Pathways through the course at present are in civil engineering.
Scholarships and Bursaries
- UK/EU applicants - up to £2,000
- Loyalty Bursary Scheme for City University London graduates - up to £2,500
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The standard entry requirement is an Honours degree (lower second class minimum) in civil engineering or another appropriate subject, plus evidence of good (equivalent to lower second class or higher) academic performance in relevant subjects.
- IELTS: 6.5, including 6.5 in the writing category
- TOEFL (internet based): 90
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Many of the modules are delivered in a form suitable for study in the workplace. Pathways at present are in civil engineering.
This course is approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers as a further learning Scheme for Chartered Engineer status.
Students are required to take engineering management, either as a taught module or a project based module. The remaining modules are selected from the following list. Modules taken from other disciplines across the School should satisfy nontechnical broadening requirements. Completion of modules will lead to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Completion of modules and a research dissertation will lead to the award of the Masters degree. The dissertations are based on advanced topics that involve original analytical or experimental work. This may be carried out in the workplace, under the joint supervision of an academic and industrial supervisor.
Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Civil Engineering Structures course and the Analysis and Design of Structures for Fire, Blast and Earthquakes course.
Civil engineering modules available under the engineering and science deepening category include:
- Advanced analysis and stability of structures
- Structural dynamics
- Finite element methods
- Structural reliability and risk
- Shock and earthquake analysis
- Design of concrete structures
- Design of steel and composite structures
- Bridge engineering
- Design of concrete and steel structures exposed to fire
Read the full programme specification.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is taught by staff from the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, with some contribution from Industrial experts. Teaching is mainly in the form of lectures, but IT sessions and seminars are also used where appropriate. Modules are shared between two ten-week teaching terms running October-December and January-March. MSc Professional Engineering is only available as a part-time programme and can be completed following either two or three years of study. For two year completion, part-time students attend lectures for up to two days each week. Alternatively, three year completion can be achieved by attending a single day each week. Furthermore, students have the option of undertaking design oriented modules in their workplace, completing the set work without the need to attend all lectures. Although work for the MSc dissertation commences during the second term of the final year, most of the research work is carried out during the summer months.
Assessment of theoretical modules is based on a combination of examinations and coursework. Examinations are shared between the January and April/May examination periods. Design oriented modules are normally assessed by coursework only, where students work on challenging projects that are varied each year. For such modules taken in the workplace, an interview is included as part of the assessment. For the MSc dissertation, students are required to attend a viva following submission of the final report.
Read the full programme specification.
- Full-time EU: £9,000 (2013/14 fees)
- Part-time EU: £4,500 (per year) (2013/14 fees)
- Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (2013/14 fees)
- Part-time Non EU: £7,000 (per year) (2013/14 fees)
You may be entitled to a School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Scholarship. We also offer a City Graduate Loyalty Scheme. Find out more about both of these funding opportunities.
The course is designed for graduates already in relevant employment, incorporating an element of workplace learning and aiding development of career opportunities within the context of their own employment.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
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Apply for an MSc in Civil Engineering Disciplines
We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post to The Postgraduate Courses Offices, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB as soon as possible after submitting your online application.