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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Reykjavik, Iceland
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering at University of Iceland is a two-year graduate study programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Overview

On completion of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering at University of Iceland the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below:

  • The student understands the newest knowledge in civil engineering. 
  • The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in some selected specific field in civil engineering. 
  • The student has skills in adopting new approaches in solving problems. 
  • The student can distinguish between reality and simplified computational models, approximations and empirical relations. 
  • The student can demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 
  • The student knows his technical limits and knows when it is necessary to call a specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering 
  • Structural Dynamics  
  • Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • Natural Catastrophes
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Engineering Hydraulics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • GPA 6.5 (10 points System)

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).

General Requirements

  • A BS degree in engineering or equivalent with a minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is currently ISK 75,000(535EUR).

Living costs for Reykjavík

  • 178929 - 290400 ISK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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