Become the best you can be in the construction industry with an accredited Master’s in Civil Engineering from Coventry University.
Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as approved ‘further learning’ for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, our Civil Engineering courses provide topical and industry-focused postgraduate education to enhance career opportunities in civil engineering.
For holders of a CEng accredited Bachelor’s degree, successful completion of the MSc Civil Engineering automatically meets the educational base for Chartered Engineer status. A slightly modified version of this course – the ‘Technical Route’ – is available for holders of Institute of Engineering (IEng) accredited degrees, who upon successful completion will need to apply for an academic assessment to be formally approved for CEng. They may be required to complete extra modules if their Bachelor degree is deemed to be not technical enough.
Coventry offers cutting-edge facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre, including construction site management simulation. We have excellent industry links and the course is developed and delivered by academic lecturers and guest speakers in collaboration with civil engineering employers, such as Underground Professional Services and Morgan Sindall.
The course is designed to develop high-level knowledge and wide-ranging understanding of the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works, exploring the traditional and innovative practices behind iconic constructions such as Wembley stadium.
From concept to construction, we will cover the technical skills required to analyse, design and develop sound solutions to civil engineering projects. Using case studies, practical sessions, simulation labs and site visits to live projects, you will apply engineering principles and use computer modelling techniques to analyse complex engineering systems, gaining valuable experience of the work you will carry out in an industrial context. Past projects have included the Severn Trent building and the Coventry A45/A46 by-pass.
You will be taught the latest laboratory testing procedures and modern techniques used to assess material and structural performance, such as lightweight concrete and heavy structural steel beam testing techniques using modern and upgraded loading equipment automated with data loggers, saturated and unsaturated stress path soil testing apparatus and commercial civil engineering materials mixing and synthesising equipment.
We will study the economics behind construction, examining the regulatory and legal framework within which the industry operates, health and safety in the construction workplace, as well as corporate management processes in the construction industry, such as procurement systems and standard forms of construction contracts.
Why choose this course?
Ranked in the UK’s top 25 for Civil Engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2017, Coventry has excellent links with employers, many of whom, like Hyder, Arup, MottMacold and Geotechnical Ltd, provide direct input into course development as members of our Civil Engineering and Building Advisory Boards.
You’ll study in our £50m Engineering and Computing building, which features teaching rooms, computer rooms, presentation and conference rooms, desk top PCs on all floors, laboratories, as well as our High Performance Engineering Centre. You’ll get to use industry-standard software, such as MIDAS, Plaxis and ANSYSS, which are widely used by design and consulting engineers.
The civil engineering sector is one of the largest employers in the UK and demand is strong for civil engineering graduates.
This course is ideal for those seeking deeper and more specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects for employment within the public and private sector as graduate engineers or if you wish to pursue an academic or research-orientated career.
The course will keep you up-to-date with current events and the latest, leading-edge industry innovations through opportunities to visit facilities and hear from leading industry figures. These visits are a great way to interact with potential employers and recently have included I54 Wolverhampton Junction Technopark.
As a postgraduate student, you also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.