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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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.

Opportunities

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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. 

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!

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation.

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