Civil Engineering Masters/MSc/Diploma
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Taught
How long it takes:
1 year full-time, or on a part-time basis over 24 months
Distance learning/ Campus
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The course is made up of a total of 180 credits, 120 of which are from taught modules and a research project forms the basis of the remaining 60 credits.
Learning is delivered via lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars and site visits, as well as your individual project. We have extensive laboratories and other facilities both on and off our campus for undertaking research in geotechnical engineering, water engineering, wind engineering and structural engineering.
- Financial Decision-Making in the Business Environment – 10 credits
- Synoptic Engineering – 10 credits
- Individual Research Project – 60 credits
Select a 20-credit module from the themes of Structural, Water and Geotechnical Engineering (total 60 credits) and two other options (total 40 credits).
- Seimic Engineering (structural) – 20 credits
- Structural Engineering (structural) – 20 credits
- Modelling and Design for Fluid Dynamics (water) – 20 credits
- Water Engineering and Management (water) – 20 credits
- Underground Construction (geotechnical) – 20 credits
- Geomechanics (geotechnical) – 20 credits
- Road Asset Management – 20 credits
- Sustainable Construction – 20 credits
- Engineering Production and Risk Management – 20 credits
- Sustainable Transport Policy – 20 credits
- Road Design and Planning – 20 credits
- Pavement Engineering – 20 credits
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
Upon graduation, you can choose to begin or resume a career in civil engineering design consultancies, general management/engineering consultancies, civil engineering contractors, construction and structural engineering companies.
Your MSc counts towards achieving Chartered Engineer accreditation.
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Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Newcastle degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.
Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.
If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.