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MSc

Civil Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This course offers a broad-based knowledge in civil engineering covering geotechnical, structural and water engineering, placing equal emphasis on both analysis and design.
Civil engineering student

Course description

This course offers a broad-based knowledge in civil engineering covering geotechnical, structural and water engineering, placing an equal emphasis on both analysis and design. You will dissect these three areas and their inherent interconnections, giving you the skills to become an effective civil engineer. 

The core modules give you a grounding in engineering analysis and design. In the second semester, you can follow your interests and choose from a list of specialist modules.

Our department is research-led, meaning you’ll be taught about the latest ideas and concepts within the field, while the advanced research project provides you with an opportunity to explore a current issue in civil engineering in much greater detail.

You will be equipped to work on strategies to remedy problems such as making our construction practices more sustainable and efficient, ensuring a safe and clean water supply for future generations, or tackling coastal flooding and groundwater pollution.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.

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Modules

Core modules

Examples include:

  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Geotechnics
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Advanced Engineering Research Study

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Engineering Hydraulics
  • Engineering Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
  • Sustainable Drainage and Green Infrastructure
  • Computational Methods in Water Engineering
  • Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
  • Coastal Engineering

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • Lab work
  • Industrial seminars
  • Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)

Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.