MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management 土木工程 與 建築管理 理學碩士

Take a further step towards coveted Chartered Engineer status.

Cover critical issues facing the industry today, from flood risk engineering management to sustainable development

Apply your learning to real-world projects and scenarios

The University

About the University

The University of Derby, with origins traced back to 1851, is accredited by British Royal Charter. The University consists of Derby campus and Buxton campus that opened by Prince Charles. In 1995, the University became a charity.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. In addition to on-campus study, the University offers an extensive of e-Learning programmes. There are 20,000 students, of whom more than 1,300 overseas students from around 100 countries worldwide.


Accreditation, Recognition, Ranking

  • University of Derby is a recognized British University.
  • Ranked 75 out of 131 Universities in UK (Times Good University Guide 2019).
  • Rated Gold Standard Award, Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, by the Department of Education, UK
  • Ranked no. 7 in the East Midlands Region, UK (The Complete University Guide, 2010)
  • Ranked 54 out of 109 Universities in UK (Times Higher Education, Annual National Student Experience Survey, 2009)
  • Ranked 12 in the UK out of 151 Universities for employability,
    ahead of Cambridge (20th) and Oxford (72nd). (HESA, 2013)
  • Business courses at Derby are rated ‘Excellent’, with a rating of 22 out of 24 (UK Quality Assurance Agency)
  • The Law School was rated in the top 5 (National Student Satisfaction Survey, 2009)
The Award

About the Award

Awarding Body: University of Derby, UK

  • Graduates will be issued with the same University of Derby degree award certificate.
  • There is no mention of online study on the University of Derby degree certificate.

Graduation ceremony:

You will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Derby campus after fulfilled award requirements.

The Program

About the Program

Program structure

The online MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme comprises three progressive stages; Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) and Masters (MSc).

We will advise you of your study plan – the running order and availability of the modules – when you are invited to enrol. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.

You will be required to achieve 60 credits to complete each award within the programme, totalling to 180 credits to achieve the Masters:

Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits):

You will need to complete two x 10 credit core modules and two x 20 credit optional modules

  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • Research Methods, Application and Evaluation
  • Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
  • Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management

Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits):

You will need to complete two core 20 credit modules and select one optional 20 credit module

  • Flood Risk Engineering Management
  • BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
  • Negotiated Module
  • Geometric Monitoring and Asset Engineering
  • Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
  • Transport and Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Design

Masters (60 credits):

You will need to complete a triple independent study module worth 60 credits.

We would encourage you to complete the full MSc, but if you prefer, you can still gain an exit award at each stage: a PG Cert or a PG Dip.

Programme Study Duration:

About 3 – 4 years of part time workload study, depending on your own study pace, study options chosen and module availability.

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Learning & Support

Obtain an Engineering Masters without taking time off work

The course is available to study part time, through online distance learning meaning you don’t have to take time off work to complete your Masters; it’s designed to give you the flexibility to study at a time and place most suitable for you, while receiving support and guidance from our expert online tutors.

Through the combination of online distance learning and work based learning you can achieve the academic qualifications



The MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management will use a range of assessment techniques including laboratory/studio based project design work, design briefs, project reviews and portfolios, assignments, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, collaborative, online, and interdisciplinary team work projects and examinations, so providing a flexible and effective means of assessing your progress. Theoretical concepts and practical application will be covered in traditional lectures, supported by laboratory based sessions, tutorials and seminars.

The main assessment methods to be used are as follows:

  • In-course assessments, case studies and presentations, which provide a method of assessing your understanding and progression within any given module. The use of assignments also helps develop your report writing and presentation skills
  • Examinations, which will be used to assess your knowledge and its application in academically orientated modules, where other methods of assessment may not be suitable due to the content and nature of the module.
  • Presentations, which will be used across the range of modules to encourage peer group knowledge sharing and to improve your confidence and skills in preparation, understanding, capacity to structure information and communication of independent research and analysis. Wherever possible (work-based projects, seminars, group activity summaries, etc), the presentations will be organised to reflect and simulate professional practice scenarios.

Assessment: Online study

You will be assessed in the same manner as the on campus study. Access to physical laboratories will be limited to the residential weeks offered in some modules. These practical sessions and assessments will aid you in gaining hands on experience relevant to the module topic. Please see Residential section for more details.

For some modules you may validate designs by manufacturing them, this can be done using commercial facilities or the university facilities. During the module study period you can either attend the campus to use the facilities or use the pre-arranged design drop off dates to have designs printed, documented and fed back on by on campus staff.

Career Prospect
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic requirement :

  • A Degree or equivalent in a Civil Engineering or Construction related discipline.
  • If you don’t have a degree or an accredited degree, the University may consider your application if supported by significant industrial experience within the engineering sector. Please include evidence of all experience you have in your application. Whilst the University guidelines on prior learning will be followed, RPL will only be recommended where applicants can present a portfolio of professional work, deemed to be of an appropriate level.

English language proficiency requirement:

  • IELTS 6.0, or equivalent

Professional Membership

To get the most out of the programme you are expected to be a member of a professional engineering body.

Before you join this Masters degree, you should contact the memberships department of your professional body to ensure that they will recognise this programme as part of your application for Chartered Engineer status.

Application Status:
Open for application now

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Programme information is correct at time of publish. The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Working towards Chartered Engineer Status (CEng)?

Working towards Chartered Engineer Status (CEng)?

Since 2012, the MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management degree 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.

From 2019, you will be able to study online for the MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management.  This degree is a highly flexible work-based learning route designed to support your application towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng).

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.

What is Further Learning Requirement for CEng?

Further learning

If you want to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) but dont have the required academic qualifications , you can still achieve your goal by doing some further learning.

Further learning helps you meet the educational requirements for becoming an Incorporated  Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) . There are many ways to do further learning ranging from improving your on-the-job knowledge to getting another qualification.

How to find an accredited further learning programme?

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) website has a list of accredited courses:

The Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers together represent some 100,000 of the world’s leading professional engineers.

These four professional bodies have formed the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) to work and strengthen links with universities and industry to ensure that formal educational programmes (e.g. degrees) and workplace programmes are in place to develop professional engineers that will continue to provide a global contribution to sustainable, economic growth and ethical standards. The JBM assesses and makes recommendations on the accreditation and approval of relevant educational programmes that it will accept as meeting the requirement to register as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council (EngC) – the body responsible for regulating the engineering profession within the UK.


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