School of Architecture and Built Environment

Civil Engineering

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The MSc Civil Engineering course is designed to provide additional technical education for graduates who are already in possession of an (Incorporated Engineer) IEng accredited degree, for them to step up to the (Chartered Engineer) CEng standard.

The MSc Civil Engineering course is designed to provide additional technical education for graduates who are already in possession of an (Incorporated Engineer) IEng accredited degree, for them to step up to the (Chartered Engineer) CEng standard.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

The MSc Civil Engineering course is designed to provide additional technical education for graduates who are already in possession of an (Incorporated Engineer) IEng accredited degree, for them to step up to the (Chartered Engineer) CEng standard. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills as well as digital literacy. The course is delivered by a blend of active and respected academics as well as Chartered Engineers in the fields of structures and civil engineering.

The modules are predominantly of a technical nature and provide opportunities for individual research as well as group-based activities, where students will tackle industrially relevant challenges, requiring innovative and creative solutions which recognise the wider implications of engineering activities. The course provides a well-balanced blend of academic study and professional skill development.

The course is granted Technical accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) which comprises ICE, IStructE, IHE, CIHT and PWI.

What happens on the course?

Course modules include:

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Further Structural Analysis
  • Further Geotechnical Analysis
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering project (individual and group work)
  • Financial Management of Projects
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Dissertation (Individual research project)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

There are many significant employment opportunities in Civil Engineering with graduates working for contractors, consultants, local authorities, government and public bodies, the armed forces, and academic and research establishments. Civil Engineering also offers opportunities to work both on a national and international basis on a variety of exciting infrastructure projects.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The teaching staff are friendly, supportive and a blend of professionally qualified engineers and respected academics. Our staff have close links to the industry and professional bodies, which ensures the course is relevant and professional. The course is accredited and designed to meet professional body requirements. This course is being delivered at the brand-new Springfield Campus.

View our Springfield Campus here. 

Evaluate a comprehensive set of knowledge, understanding and ability in science and mathematics that underpin civil engineering.

The ability to synthesise engineering concepts and tools to the solution of complex engineering problems (engineering analysis).

Integrate engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the design of creative solutions for real and complex problems.

Manage complex civil engineering activities, demonstrating leadership skills whilst appraising the legal, ethical, environmental and economic impacts such activities can have on society.

Undertake the practical application of advanced engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills.

Formulate plans for lifelong learning, that will include the development of transferable skills and be of value in a wide range of situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A minimum of a 2:2 classification from a Civil Engineering degree course. Preferably one that has IEng accreditation.

International Applicants

International students with a cognate degree and applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Non-native speakers will be required to hold IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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