Civil Engineering MSc

Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)

Chelmsford

January 2017, September 2017

Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.

Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.

Part-time teaching times

Trimester 1: Tuesdays 9am-4pm; Trimester 2: Tuesdays 1pm-7pm.

Overview

Develop your knowledge, understanding and professional abilities in civil engineering. Enhance your career with our Engineering Council accredited course that leads to registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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Full description

Careers

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Our course will enhance your skills and enable you to work as a design or production civil engineer. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Analytical Techniques
    This module will develop your understanding of the fundamental principles in continuum mechanics, and give you an appreciation of variational principles and finite-element formulation and procedures.
  • Conceptual Design
    Explore contemporary engineering issues to develop an understanding of how construction adapts to solve the new challenges constantly encountered.
  • Environmental Geotechnics
    You'll explore the importance of environmental geotechnics, and the impact on society and the environment of the interaction of ground engineering with the environment.
  • Foundation Design Engineering
    You'll be introduced to the design of foundations using Eurocode 7. The principles and philosophy of the Eurocode will be discussed in terms of both shallow and deep foundations.
  • Forensic Engineering
    You'll develop an understanding of the factors that contribute to the failure of structures, carry out a thorough investigation and report on the findings and act as an expert witness.
  • Production Management
    This module provides you with an in-depth consideration of the specialist methods and applications required to manage modern, complex and fast-paced construction projects, including CIT systems.
  • Sustainability and Environmental Management
    Here, you’ll look at wider developments in environmental protection and how these affect construction, as well as how construction affects them. You’ll also examine the demands that greater environmental awareness places on the built environment.
  • Research Design and Methods
    Gain an in-depth understanding of the theories and methods of research and research design and develop a theoretical and practical foundation in research for your major project/dissertation. You’ll get an understanding of a range of approaches to research, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, together with an understanding of a number of specific research methods. You’ll develop your knowledge of research design in order to critically consider the design for your research project, including preparing your proposal and considering ethics and ethical issues.
  • Major Project
    This module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Master's stage project, dissertation or artefact. The Module provides the opportunity for students to select and explore in-depth, a topic that is of interest and relevant to their course in which they can develop a significant level of expertise. It enables students to; - Demonstrate their ability to generate significant and meaningful questions in relation to their specialism - Undertake independent research using appropriate, recognised methods based on current theoretical research knowledge; critically understand method and its relationship to knowledge - Develop a critical understanding of current knowledge in relation to the chosen subject and to critically analyse and evaluate information and data, which may be complex or contradictory, and draw meaningful and justifiable conclusions. - Develop the capability to expand or redefine existing knowledge; to develop new approaches to changing situations and/or develop new approaches to changing situations and contribute to the development of best practice. - Demonstrate an awareness of and to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in their research or professional practice - Communicate these processes in a clear and elegant fashion - Evaluate their work from the perspective of an autonomous reflective learner.

Assessment

We’ll assess your progress from your assignments, case studies, exams, group work and presentations, as well as your major project.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£7,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time)

£3,550

International students, 2016/17 (per year)

£11,700

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£8,100

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time)

£4,050

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£12,400

Important fee notes

The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.

Additional costs

Safety footwear (steel toe and midsole) and lab PPE - £40
General stationary and calculator - £100

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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