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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.

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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.

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
  • Sustainable Water Resources Systems

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • 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.

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

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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