MSc Civil Engineering

Course Overview

MSc Civil Engineering

Having pioneered the development of finite element methods, the faculty of Civil Engineering has a long established international reputation in computational engineering and its integration with civil engineering. These computational techniques have fundamentally changed the modern industrial practice in civil engineering.

You will be provided with in-depth knowledge and exposure to conventional and innovative ideas and techniques to enable you to develop sound solutions to civil engineering problems.
You will also be provided with practical computer experience through the use of modern software and computational techniques to provide a solution to a range of current practical civil engineering applications. This will enable you to apply the approach with confidence in an industrial context.

Key Features

  • 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 100% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE)
  • Recognised as one of the top 200 Department in the World (QS World Rankings)
    QS world university rankings by subject

The MSc Civil Engineering course aims to provide advanced training in civil engineering analysis and design, particularly in modelling and analysis techniques.

Our brand new facilities include comprehensive laboratories for structures, concrete, fluid, soil and surveying, all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities at the highest quality.

Built on the world leading research capacity in computational engineering, the program has a unique strength in computer modelling and its application in civil engineering.

As a student on the MSc Civil Engineering course you will be provided with in-depth knowledge and exposure to conventional and innovative ideas and techniques to enable you to develop sound solutions to civil engineering problems.

You will also be provided with practical computer experience through the use of computational techniques, using modern software, to provide a solution to a range of current practical civil engineering applications. This will enable you to apply the approach with confidence in an industrial context. 

Scholarships available for outstanding students: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGIM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
EGIM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics and Transient Analysis
EGIM08Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Computational Plasticity
EGIM14Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Case Study
EG-M24Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Structural Design
EG-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Structural Analysis
EG-M35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Flood Risk Management
Optional Modules
EG-M87 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : BEng Graduates must elect EG-M87 and EG-M115 and choose from either EGEM07 or EGIM27

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGEM07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid-Structure Interaction
EGIM27Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
EG-M115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Coastal Structure Design
EG-M87Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Coastal EngineeringYou have not taken the required Pre Requisite modules for this selection
AND
 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : MSc Civil students with past FEA Element Analysis background, which includes Swansea University Civil BEng Graduates must elect EG-M23. MSc Civil students without past FEA background knowledge should discuss this module choice with the MSc coordinator.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGIM09Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational Analysis
OR
EG-M107  

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Non-Swansea University BEng graduates must elect the following modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGEM07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid-Structure Interaction
EGIM27Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
EG-M107Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Coastal Processes and Engineering
AND
 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : MSc Civil students with past FEA Element Analysis background, which includes Swansea University Civil BEng Graduates must elect EG-M23. MSc Civil students without past FEA background knowledge should discuss this module choice with the MSc coordinator.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGIM09Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational Analysis

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D04Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Civil and Computational Engineering

Description

As a student on the Master's course in Civil Engineering, you will find the course utilises the expertise of academic staff to provide high-quality postgraduate training.

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Civil Engineering is a first or second class honours degree in Civil Engineering, or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. You will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%, however performance in key modules will also be considered.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language, you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Civil Engineering at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Civil Engineering course www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £18,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Civil Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Accreditation

MSc Civil Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The accreditation is on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.