Heriot-Watt University: Civil Engineering

InstitutionHeriot-Watt University View institution profile
Department Civil and Structural Engineering
Web www.hw.ac.uk/postgrad
Email studywithus@hw.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 451 3729
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work at a high level in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects. Its structure allows students to choose from a broad range of courses including foundation engineering; safety, risk and reliability; water and wastewater treatment and project management, among others. This course design allows students to select courses which best fit their personal and professional needs, ensuring maximum added value to each individual’s study aspirations.

**Online learning**

Delivered only by Online Learning this course is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment.
Our students and graduates

Our students are recruited mainly from the civil engineering profession and are typically looking to broaden their knowledge base, extend their technical expertise or gain further learning to meet the needs of the professional institutions. Applicants from other backgrounds planning to develop a career in civil engineering will also be considered. Graduates of this course are much sought after by civil engineering employers, working in areas such as transport, water and wastewater engineering and the energy sector.
Programme duration

An Independent Distance Learning (IDL) course - whether at PgDip or MSc level - can be completed in a minimum of 2 years. On average, our PgDip courses studied via IDL are completed in 2-3 years, while MSc courses are completed in 2.5-7 years. Most students intend to complete their studies via IDL within 2-3 years.

**Professional recognition**

This degree is 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.
Industry links

This course is supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers AECOM, Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Halcrow, Jacobs and WSP Group. This committee convenes regularly and advises on the course content and structure, ensuring quality, up-to-date content and relevance to industry needs.

**Accreditation**

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See JBM for further information.

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