Masters | Postgraduate Course - Civil Engineering MSc Course Details within University of Greenwich

Civil Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 years full time, 2 years part time

  • Our extensive civil engineering laboratories are state of the art and offer students the best possible facilities for conducting Master's level research into all of the civil engineering disciplines
  • The programme is run by a team of research-active staff and is supported by world-class experimental facilities, including the largest concrete slab testing rig in Europe
  • This MSc is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators to give you Chartered Engineer status, and informed by changes in industry.


This programme enables graduates and engineers to develop their technical knowledge and skills to meet the future demands of the construction industry. It will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, analytical and management skills to an advanced level. It provides a broad, subject-specific curriculum with the chance to specialise through a variety of course options and an individual project. Topics for the project cover a variety of industrial applications and are inspired by the consultancy and research activities of academic staff.

Module details

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Computer Modelling of Civil Engineering Problems (15 credits)
  • Analysis and Design for Seismic Action (15 credits)
  • Highway Engineering (15 credits)
  • Principles of Management for Civil Engineering. (15 credits)
  • Analysis and Management of Risk in Civil Engineering (15 credits)
  • Individual Research Project for Civil and Environmental Engineering (60 credits)
  • Advanced Materials Engineering for Construction (15 credits)
  • Research, Planning and Communication (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Water and Wastewater Engineering (15 credits)
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (15 credits)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

An accredited degree in civil engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.

  • You may also be considered if you do not have a first degree but have professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) and demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme
  • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent
  •  Prospective students over 21 years of age receive special consideration as mature candidates.

Student Destinations

You may join world-class engineering consultants, contractors and clients with established, accredited training programmes and continuing professional development opportunities worldwide.