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Civil Engineering
Postgraduate course
MSc

Civil Engineering

Overview

Gain the skills to shape and maintain the world around us. The growing demand for infrastructure to sustain modern societies and underpin economic and social development requires creative solutions from engineering professionals.

We will help you move your career forward so you can play a leading role in the design, construction and maintenance of a broad range of infrastructure projects.

One of our key objectives is preparing you for professional membership. We will develop your technical ability, understanding of engineering principles, commercial flair and environmental awareness. You will look at contractual issues, health and safety, business functionality, communication skills, report writing, codes of conduct and responsibilities to your team.

This course is seeking accreditation for the September 2018 intake from the JBM, expected announcement by March 2018. The JBM consists 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). See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

You will have access to first-class teaching laboratories, including a full range of civil engineering testing equipment for hydraulics, geotechnics, highway materials, concrete, structures and general materials. Our civil engineering research facility - dedicated to the research work of students and staff - will be available to play a major role in your dissertation project.

We will give you the opportunity to plan your own objectives for career development, setting up visits to sites and consultancy offices to aid your development, while engineering experts will share their expertise and experience in a series of guest talks. We will also encourage you to research and discuss current civil engineering issues on a regular basis.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have a BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for IEng) at 2:1 or above, a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for partial CEng) at 2:2 or above, a 2:1 or above in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for or have equivalent experience or training from within the civil engineering environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have a BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for IEng) at 2:1 or above, a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for partial CEng) at 2:2 or above, a 2:1 or above in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for or have equivalent experience or training from within the civil engineering environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

John Cafferty

Careers

John Cafferty
Project Manager Network Rail

MSc Project Management

“After working for years in maintenance, I was keen to develop other areas of my career. My company is now more project management led and I'm able to feed into this new way of working which has helped me to progress my career in this tough economic climate.

Modules & learning

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This module considers the analysis, design and maintenance of highways - you will study areas such as route location, geometrics, junction and pavement design, and management. You will also examine the design and operation of airports and railways.

Explore the broad range of management and procedural considerations that apply to the development and delivery of a civil engineering project.

You will gain a greater understanding of the engineering principles applied to the analysis and design of structures, giving you the skills and confidence to apply these techniques.

In this module you will focus on the properties of fluids and the principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic modelling and fluid systems analysis. You will develop an understanding of the issues, problems and solutions within the water infrastructure sector of civil engineering.

You will learn to produce complex engineering solutions to a professional standard. We will provide you with an in-depth understanding of engineering principles in relation to geotechnical analysis and design, looking at how to solve geotechnical engineering problems and produce innovative designs.

We will increase your understanding of the uncertainties and consequences of material behaviour during design, manufacture and in service. You'll study the environmental and safety implications of the materials used for nuclear power production.

This is an in-depth study of a topic relevant to civil engineering and that reflects your specific interests. This is an opportunity to apply and further enhance your research skills and technical knowledge.

Tom Craven
Tom Craven
Course Director

Tom has several years experience in the civil engineering industry, working in infrastructure for a leading design consultancy and now specialises as a civil engineering management lecturer for our University.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Northern Terrace building materials laboratory
    Northern Terrace building materials laboratory

    Based at Northern Terrace at our City Campus, our building materials laboratory offers full-scale structural element testing with up to 250 tonnes loading capacity, hydraulics testing with open-flow apparatus and a pump rig, and concrete beam production with mixing, casting and material strength and consistency testing.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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