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Cardiff University: Civil Engineering

Institution Cardiff University
Department School of Engineering View department profile
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This established course offers the knowledge and expertise necessary for a career across a broad spectrum of civil engineering.

The MSc in Civil Engineering aims to build on the knowledge and skills that you have obtained as an undergraduate and to help prepare you for a career as a consulting civil engineer across the broad spectrum of the professional discipline. The overall aim of this well-established course is to provide a sound scientific, technical and commercial understanding of civil engineering issues and practice. You will be introduced to the broad nature of civil engineering through the integration of knowledge from structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and water engineering. The course will also provide training in engineering research methods and will develop a range of related transferable skills. You will also develop an appreciation of the principles and activities involved in the day-to-day management of engineering business units, typical of those within which civil engineering is practised.

Graduates of this course will be able to work as professional and highly proficient engineers with the skills and expertise necessary to work in a range of careers across the field of civil engineering.


  • Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)


Cardiff University
School of Engineering



Engineering is a crucial profession that addresses pressing societal challenges and, at Cardiff University, we have a strong focus on the climate change emergency, sustainability, and decarbonising society.

Our flexible, innovative, and interdisciplinary postgraduate courses offer you the opportunity to specialise in many exciting areas of engineering. We take immense pride in fostering a vibrant research culture, which is deeply rooted in excellent links with industry. Our research endeavours are driven by a commitment to producing valuable, real-world applications, ensuring that you gain practical and impactful experiences during your studies.

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