This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the world’s most popular construction material. You will gain the analysis and design skills necessary to design structures in challenging environments. Our teaching reflects the latest research in concrete engineering, particularly in environmentally friendly and sustainable concrete design.

Our facilities house the largest academic concrete research centre in the UK, offering expertise in cement chemistry, aggregate science, binder technology, concrete durability, alternative concrete materials, structural performance and design, as well as earthquake and nuclear reactor design.

Full Academic Year

CIV6000 Advanced Engineering Research Study

A selection of current MSc projects that have been proposed can be found here.

Weeks 1-6 Weeks 7-12
Semester 1

CIV6115 Linear systems and structural analysis

CIV6181 Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration

CIV6136 Computational structural analysis

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6215 Structural design

Semester 2

CIV6236 Advanced Concrete Design

CIV6611 Sustainable Concrete Technology 

CIV6175 Innovations in structural concerete

Option 1

Option 1

CIV6415 Blast and impact effect on structures

CIV6413 Advanced simulation of high strain rate dynamics

CIV6502 Geotechnical design

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Careers & employability

Our graduates work internationally, in a range of public and private sector organisations from major civil engineering companies to world leading research institutes.

Course accreditation

Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers approved MSc (Eng) as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC*