Civil Engineering

Heriot-Watt University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
1350 GBP/module
1350 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The Civil Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work at a high level in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects. 


The Civil Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University structure allows students to choose from a broad range of courses including foundation engineering; safety, risk, and reliability; water and wastewater treatment and project management, among others. 

This course design allows students to select courses which best fit their personal and professional needs, ensuring maximum added value to each individual’s study aspirations.


Students are recruited mainly from the civil engineering profession and are typically looking to broaden their knowledge base, extend their technical expertise or gain further learning to meet the needs of the professional institutions. 

Applicants from other backgrounds planning to develop a career in civil engineering will also be considered. Graduates of this course are much sought after by civil engineering employers, working in areas such as transport, water and wastewater engineering and the energy sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Ground Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Sustainability in Civil Engineering
  • Project Management: Theory & Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honors degree or equivalent academic qualification in the cognate and semi-cognate subject area. 
  • For PG conversion courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.

Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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