In most other countries in Europe, you undertake an undergraduate degree and move to an MSc in Civil Engineering, which often combines management skills with specialist technical knowledge.
Here we take a look at 10 of the best Civil Engineering masters degree courses available to study in the UK & Europe*.
Cost: £24,603 total cost for all students, including accommodation and meals for the residential blocks.
What You Will Study: This 2-year part-time course at the University of Cambridge is aimed at Civil Engineers with several years’ experience, who wish to improve their technical knowledge and management skills. Most of the course is on a distance learning basis, and there are residential blocks at the university as well.
Cost: £13,250 total cost for UK and EU students / £31,250 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc at Imperial College London offers Civil Engineers a chance to understand the details surrounding structural design with concrete. Students complete the course in 1 year on a full-time basis or in 2 to 3 years on a part-time basis.
Cost: €2,083 per year for Dutch and EU students / €18,750 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: There are eight options for students to choose from in this 2-year full-time course offered at Delft University in The Netherlands, and all elements are conducted in English.
Cost: €895 to €3,898 per year depending on income for Italian and EU students / €3,898 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at Politecnico di Milano in Italy specialise in one of the following areas; Geotechnics, Earthquake Engineering, Transportation Infrastructure, Hydraulics or Structures. The course takes 2 years on a full-time basis and is conducted in English or Italian depending on the students' language proficiency.
Cost: £7,730 per year for UK and EU students / £23,950 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: Civil Engineering graduates are offered the opportunity to conduct further research into Civil Engineering by studying an MSc by Research at the University of Oxford, and students usually take 2 years on a full-time basis to complete their research.
Cost: CHF 1,266 per year for all students.
What You Will Study: This course in Switzerland is aimed at those with an applicable Engineering undergraduate degree and is conducted in English. A good command of French is highly recommended as well, and the course takes 2 years on a full-time basis to complete.
Cost: €5,300 total cost for Spanish and EU students / €7,950 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This course – at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain – takes 2 years to complete on a full-time basis and is conducted in Catalan, Spanish and English depending on the student's language ability.
Cost: £11,000 for UK and EU students / £24,500 for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc program at the University of Manchester is aimed at those students who are already practising as Civil Engineers and wish to improve their technical knowledge or management skills. It is completed on a full-time basis in 1 year.
Cost: No fee for Swiss or EU Students / SEK 310,000 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This 2-year course at KTH in Sweden is undertaken on a full-time basis and provides graduates with a relevant degree a comprehensive education in modern Civil Engineering.
Cost: No fee for Danish and EU students / €30,000 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Graduates with an undergraduate degree in Engineering can apply for this MSc in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, which offers increased specialisation into a number of different areas of Civil Engineering. The course is conducted in English and takes 2 years on a full-time basis.