Total cost of course
UK/EU: £8,820*
INT: £8,820*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
3 years of part time study
Start dates
January, September *Start dates are subject to programme reaching minimum numbers
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Course code: OLPBY   Level 7 qualification

With an ever changing world where population is on the rise it’s clear that Civil Engineering is at the core of how we cohabit today. The industry is rapidly expanding with a global demand for innovative and quality infrastructure. This online Civil Engineering Masters programme has been designed to be at the forefront of technological developments within the sector giving you the skills to enhance your career and your own personal skill set.

This MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme will help you to combine in-depth knowledge and practical skills with strategic management abilities to prepare for a rewarding career anywhere in the world. Many of our academics are Chartered Engineers with extensive industry links. You will be able to draw on their experience to improve your learning, understanding and career prospects.

  • Take your first steps towards coveted Chartered Engineer status: this course meets the further learning requirements for registration
  • Cover critical issues facing the industry today, from flood risk engineering management to sustainable development
  • Apply your learning to real-world projects and scenarios
  • Look forward to a great learning experience: our MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management has a 100% overall satisfaction rating from students (PTES 2017)*

Explore your full potential within the fields of civil engineering and construction management with this forward-thinking MSc programme.

* The PTES 2017 data refers to our on-campus students only. Due to the popularity of our on-campus course we have introduced this online version. Online students will be surveyed separately in 2019.

A broad and dynamic study programme

You will study modules of keen interest to professionals working in both civil engineering and construction. These include flood risk engineering management, sustainable development, and environmental performance management.

We also develop your transferable skills in scholarly writing, research, critical thinking, independent learning, communication and problem solving. Such skills will mean you are ideally placed to engage with continuing professional development and further advanced study in the disciplines of civil engineering and construction management.

The combination of core and optional modules enables you to tailor your studies to address topics which are important in successfully achieving and maintaining sustainable built environments – anything ranging from significant property developments to infrastructure projects including highways and railways.

Real World Learning with our UK Based Residential

As part of the MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management course, if you choose either of the following optional modules; Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering or Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials you will be required to attend a 2 and a half day residential based at our campus in Derby. This will enable you to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in a practical setting allowing you to gain experience using state of the art equipment found on site. This can be a great opportunity to network and make industry links, meeting others from your course as well as your tutors.

Working towards Chartered Engineer Status (CEng)?

Our online MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management degree is a highly flexible work-based learning route designed to support your application towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng). The course is recognised by a wide range of respected engineering institutions such as the Engineering Council UK, the Institution of Civil Engineering and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Before you start the programme, please contact the Professional Body / Engineering Institute that you are registered with to seek their confirmation that this programme is a suitable pathway to Engineering Chartership for your particular circumstances. They will also be able to help you to source a suitable mentor to aid you in your professional development, a required element of this programme.

The list of professional bodies can be found on the Engineering Council website.

Receive mentoring from experienced Chartered Engineers

Professional development is an important part of this programme, involving mentoring and support from an experienced Chartered Engineer. You are required to source a suitable mentor via the Engineering Institute you are registered with, or via your workplace. Mentors can fulfil two separate roles; a workplace mentor can advise on technical and business suitability in your approach, whereas a mentor who is a Chartered Engineer, will ensure you are meeting all of the competencies to a suitable level to support your application to become a Chartered Engineer.

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window Civil Engineering and Construction Management MSc programme specification