Civil Engineering (Taught)
The MSc in Civil Engineering aims to build on the knowledge and skills that you have obtained as an undergraduate and to help prepare you for a career as a consulting civil engineer across the broad spectrum of the professional discipline. The overall aim of this well-established course is to provide a sound scientific, technical and commercial understanding of civil engineering issues and practice. You will be introduced to the broad nature of civil engineering through the integration of knowledge from structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and water engineering. The course will also provide training in engineering research methods and will develop a range of related transferable skills. You will also develop an appreciation of the principles and activities involved in the day-to-day management of engineering business units, typical of those within which civil engineering is practised.
Graduates of this course will be able to work as professional and highly proficient engineers with the skills and expertise necessary to work in a range of careers across the field of civil engineering.
A 2:2 honours degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering or a similar field from a UK university, or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have relevant industrial experience we will give your application individual consideration.
Entry to courses in Engineering will be subject to the University requirements for English language.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Structural Engineering
- Coastal and Estuarine Engineering
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Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
Full-Time tuition fees
- UK and EU students: £9,700
- Students from outside the EU: £21,950
Part-Time tuition fees
- UK and EU students: £4,850
- Students from outside the EU: £10,975
What skills will I practise and develop?
As a student on this MSc programme you will practise and develop the following skills:
Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the multi-disciplinary nature of civil engineering and the need for the integration of knowledge from structural, geotechnical and water engineering in the management of civil engineering challenges.
- Describe the techniques used to characterise the hydrodynamics of free surface flows, including species and particle transport.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of several cement-based composites and the use of fracture mechanics in concrete design.
- Describe the modelling of river systems and the interpretation, using IT of the results.
- Understand the basis of the finite element finite difference methods and apply the methods to 2D civil engineering problems.
- Demonstrate knowledge which is at the forefront of a range of disciplines selected from structural, geotechnical, environmental and water engineering and the management of engineering.
- Use knowledge and scientific, evidence-based methods in the assessment and solution of civil engineering challenges, often on the basis of limited and possibly contradictory information.
- Deal with complex civil engineering issues both systematically and creatively.
- Show originality in tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
- Critically review the background to an engineering problem and to formulate a programme of works to address the issue.
- Systematically undertake a significant research project which includes originality in the application of knowledge and the exercise of critical engineering judgement.
- Collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in a variety of ways, and identify means to gain new data where needed.
- Conceive, plan, execute, and communicate the results of an extended in-depth piece of individual project work.
- Sustain a critical argument, both in writing and through presentations.
- Use appropriate mathematical and experimental methods for the modelling and analysis of civil engineering problems.
- Manipulate, present and report data in a variety of ways.
- Manage resources and time.
- Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written, and physical or practical means.
This course's graduate employment record is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultancies.
About this institute
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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