MSc Civil Engineering

This degree is accredited, as a Technical MSc, 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 for further information.

The accreditation bodies for this MSc are the following: Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.



What is the structure of the degree?
The programme has six routes, each with three components:

  • Specialist Pathways and Professional Studies: Choose three modules within a specific route and a
    professional development module. 
    For the Integrated Design route the specialist and professional
    modules are taught within the Integrated Design Project. 
  • Optional Civil Engineering Modules: Choose four modules. The selection of the modules is based on
    personal interest, career aspiration and timetable constraints - see example of the draft timetable (PDF)​​.
  • Dissertation:  A research project in the student's chosen specialist field. 
In order to qualify with a Masters in Civil Engineering, students must undertake modules to the value of 180
credits. A student can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma by completing 120 credits of taught modules.

Further information on each module can be found by clicking the course structure below (timetable is subject to change). Students can take a maximum of one non technical module. More information can be found by clicking the course structure below.

What are my careers prospects after this degree? Download e-Brochure
There are excellent employment prospects for our graduates. There is international demand for multi-skilled, solutions-focussed professionals who can break down and solve complex problems.

The aim of programme is to impart specialism and skills required for a career in Civil Engineering and other engineering sectors that require problem solving skills. The programmes aim to create future engineers that are able to take a holistic approach to solving complex problems.

ivil Engineering graduates are readily employed by consultancies, construction companies and government departments. First destinations of recent graduates include: 
  • Environment Agency: ICE Graduate Engineer 
  • Ramboll: Design Engineer
  • University of Cambridge: PhD Engineering
  • Southern Water: Research and Development Officer
  • Arup: Civil Engineer
For more information on fees, funding, applications and entry, visit the UCL prospectus page.

If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact our admissions team on (+44) (0)20 3108 4046 or email or Programme Director Dr Susana Lopez-Querol.