Our programme provides graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of aspects to civil engineering - bridge engineering, construction management, geotechnical, structural and water engineering.
Five study streams can be accessed by students on the Civil Engineering programme – Bridge Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Water Engineering.
The programme is organised and delivered by university staff, as well as practising engineers from consultancies and local authorities.
Our Civil Engineering programme aims to provide graduate engineers with advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialised aspects of civil engineering. It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works and to contribute to a personal professional development programme.
This programme is particularly useful in providing the necessary further learning for engineers working in the construction industry who hold related first degrees such as engineering geology or construction management.
The modular arrangement is intended to tailor the programme to your individual needs and provide maximum flexibility in terms of attendance of full-time and part-time students.
The majority of modules run for ten weeks and comprise approximately 30 hours (three hours per week) of class time and 120 hours of self-study and assignments.
Successful completion of four modules is required for a student to gain a Postgraduate Certificate, eight modules for a Postgraduate Diploma. Eight modules and a dissertation are required for the award of an MSc.
Individual modules can be used to contribute towards a continuing professional development programme.
MSc programmes in Bridge Engineering, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering share module options. The modules fall under five streams of study:
A number of management modules will be available covering:
* Students must meet prerequisites for some of these modules to be able to take them.
Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The majority of Bridge, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).
Each module corresponds to 150 hours of work, which includes 30 hours of lectures in the case of contact students.
Modules are generally assessed by a combination of examinations and continuous assessment. The latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics.
Each module is assessed separately. There is a written final examination for most modules (some modules are examined by continuous assessment only) at the end of each semester. The modules and the dissertation have a minimum pass mark of 50 per cent.
Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of 17 full- or part-time members of staff, as well as over 20 visiting lecturers.
In addition to the University Library and Learning Centre’s extensive resources, our excellent testing facilities can support experimentally based MSc dissertation projects.
These courses have been accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).
MSc Civil Engineering (technical) (1 year FT, 2-5 year PT and DL)
This degree is accredited 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 www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
Further Learning Programme (for candidates with IEng approved HND/HNC/FdEng/FdSci)
This programme is approved as meeting the Further Learning requirements for an Incorporated Engineer for candidates who have an IEng approved first qualification. See www.jbm.org.uk for details of approved qualifications.
Sep 2015, Feb 2015, Feb 2016
A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering or equivalent accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng). Strength in geotechnical engineering also needs to be demonstrated for this programme.
IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
IELTS minimum by component: 6.0
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
|Study mode||Start date||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|Part-time||Sep 2015||£800 *||£1,900 *|
|Distance-learning||Sep 2015||£800 *||£1,900 *|
|Part-time||Feb 2015||£705 *||£1,815 *|
|Distance-learning||Feb 2015||£705 *||£1,815 *|
|Part-time||Feb 2016||£800 *||£1,900 *|
|Distance-learning||Feb 2016||£800 *||£1,900 *|
Please note these fees are for the academic year 2015/16 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
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“As I progressed throughout my degree, I developed as an individual and as part of a team”
“Surrey has given me the technical background and specialist knowledge I need to carry out my current role in bridge engineering”
“Surrey maintains its reputation as one of the top universities for postgraduate teaching on Civil Engineering”
Pioneering research by Civil Engineering lecturer Stefan Szyniszewski is one of Sciencedirect’s top 25 most downloaded articles.
Dr Stefan Szyniszewski has won four years’ funding for his pioneering research into metallic foam materials and structures.
Surrey researchers explore how roadside vegetation restricts our exposure to air-borne waste emissions.
In the latest financial year, which commenced 1 August 2012, we received notification of a total of €23m European Commission funding across 49 research projects. Research councils and other funding bodies from the UK, Europe and around the world trust us to deliver exceptional research.
There is a vibrant alumni community of former Civil Engineering students at the University of Surrey.
A civil engineering reunion for alumni who graduated between 1975 and 1985 took place on Saturday, July 13 2013. The event included campus tours, a summer BBQ and a few trips down memory lane.
In addition to the traditional full-time and part-time study modes, the course offers a distance learning option for those individuals that require flexible methods for learning. This option is supported by a state-of-art e-learning resource, SurreyLearn, to support off-campus students including extensive library and information resources managed by the University of Surrey Library support team.
The MSc in Water & Environmental Engineering programme is a multidisciplinary course ideal for individuals with an engineering, environmental or science background who are keen to pursue a career with industries, consultancies and organisations involved in water, wastewater and waste treatment / management and pollution control.
"This course provides an attractive programme structure with a good variety of interesting modules."