While a significant level of uncertainty has been cast by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure our applicants that all our MSc courses will run at the published start date in October 2020. We are very hopeful that travel restrictions and any lockdown measures will have been lifted by then so as to allow the resumption of our normal face-to-face teaching practice. However, if there should be a need for a short transitional period, we will also be fully prepared to deliver our teaching remotely until face-to-face education can be resumed. Applicants should rest assured that we are busy preparing for the next academic year, and that we are taking all possible measures and precautions so that our MSc educational programmes are run on time under the most effective and safe conditions for all MSc students.

The Department offers an extensive range of specialist one-year full-time taught Master of Science (MSc) programme in the broad spectrum of disciplines of Civil and Environmental Engineering. All programmes are also available in part-time mode. Completion of an entire MSc programme, either full-time or part-time, is weighted at 90 ECTS Credits. We do not offer distance, weekend or out-of-hours study options. Download the potential competency standards‌ expected of students studying all taught programmes in the Faculty of Engineering.

A number of MSc modules are available to take as Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Careers and employability

Career paths and employability

Graduates from our MSc courses not only possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject area, but are also encouraged and supported to develop their intellectual skills, practical skills and other general transferable skills, making them highly attractive to employers all over the world.

Examples of transferable skills are: communication skills, problem solving skills, management skills, writing skills and team working skills. 

For data relating to the first destinations of our graduates, please view the links below.

MSc Application Information

Funding opportunities

Departmental MSc Scholarships
AwardSponsorEligibility and number of awardsValue
Departmental MSc Scholarships The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering All candidates who have indicated their wish to be considered for available funding at the application stage.
 
Awards will be based on academic excellence and relevant experience. 
 
Number of awards: tbc

Application Deadline: 31 March 2020
Full or partial tuition fee waiver
Geotechnics MSc Industrial Bursaries  A consortium of  Geotechnical  employers Bursaries are awarded to successful applicants to the Geotechnics Cluster MSc courses on excellent academic and professional records, supported   by relevant references and a strong personal statement.  Priority is given to UK-Based applicants.

Number of awards: 5-10

Deadline to apply: 31 May 2020
Typical contributions of £5,000 to £15,000 towards the course tuition fees and in some cases, subsistence
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries

Transport cluster
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund **Suspended for 2020-2021**
Bursaries are awarded to students who obtained a first degree of at least 2.1 standard or equivalent and who wish to pursue a masters course in a subject directly related to highways and transportation. Apply through the Department.


Number of awards: Up to 3

Deadline to apply: N/A
£10,000 each
Brian Large Bursary  Brian Large Bursary Fund Bursaries are awarded to full-time, UK resident, applicants, who have obtained a first degree of at least 2:1 standard or equivalent and who wish to pursue a masters course in a subject directly related to transport.  

Number of awards: Up to 3

Deadline to apply: 30 May 2020
 £6,500 each
These are the only sources of funding available within the Department. For European and Overseas applicants there are many foundations and organisations who can help with and advise on funding, including the British Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Society for Underwater Technology (Geotechnics). Enquiries should be directed to the relevant organisation. 
Departmental MSc Scholarships
Contacts
Departmental contact forName, email and phone number
MSc and Scholarships Fionnuala Donovan, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5929
Geotechnics MSc Industrial Bursaries Sue Feller, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6077
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries
Brian Large Bursary 
cts.admin@imperial.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6100
Contacts
Contacts

 

Minimum academic entry requirements

  • A good Upper Second or First Class Degree result (or International equivalent), in engineering or another numerate discipline, or Masters level degree qualification
  • Good mathematical skills (B or above at A-level or equivalent qualification)
  • Relevant Postgraduate industrial experience is favoured
  • English Language qualification (where relevant)

Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to present an English language qualification, passed at the appropriate level. This may follow the application if not available at the time of submission. Please see the College English language requirements for postgraduate applicants for information. Please also check that your previous study meets the minimum academic requirements by country index

Note: The Department may set higher requirements than those specified by the College as minimum entry requirements and that places are not guaranteed for any applicant.  Relevance of degrees and eligibility can be checked with the Department.  

 

 

The application process and essential information

 

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Why choose us?

Accreditation

MEng Accredited CEng (Full)

Our degrees are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). 
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

MSc (Technical)

Our degrees are accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. 
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

EUR-ACE

JBM

League table rankings

National Student Survey

  • Overall Satisfaction, 78.1 (2020); 88% (2019); 84% (2018); 94% (2017); 96% (2016)

QS World Universities rankings

  • Subject Ranking. Civil Engineering = 6th (2020); 6th (2019); 3rd (2018); 4th (2017); 5th (2016). 
  • Overall, Imperial was voted 9th best university in the world in this year's QS rankings.

Guardian University Guide (UK)

  • Subject Ranking. Engineering: Civil = 1st (2020); Civil = 1st (2019); 1st (2018); 1st (2017); 1st (2016); 2nd (2015); 2nd (2014)
  • Overall, Imperial was ranked 7th in this year's Guardian university guide. 

The Times Higher Education world ranking

  • Subject Ranking. Civil Engineering = 11th (2020); 12th (2019)
  • Overall, Imperial was ranked 9th best university in this year's Times Higher Education world rankings.

Complete University Guide

  • Subject Ranking. Civil Engineering = 1st (2018); 2nd (2017), 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)
  • Overall, Imperial ranked 5th best university in this year's Complete University Guide.

Research assessments

  • REF-14. 47% of research assessed to be 4* (highest rating), 48% assessed to be 3* and 5% assessed as 2*.
  • RAE 2008. 40% of research assessed to be 4* (highest rating), 55% assessed to be 3* and 3% assessed as 2*.