Civil Engineering is a highly important and ever-evolving profession, involving the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of crucial infrastructure facilities, upon which modern life depends.
In recent years, the nature of civil engineering work has changed rapidly, with an increased interest in areas such as smart buildings and motorways, building information modelling and the use of sensors and robotics.
Nowadays, engineers require strong computational skills in addition to technical engineering knowledge, in order to provide suitable engineering solutions to meet the infrastructure needs of society.
This programme will equip you with a solid understanding of the applied computational tools in civil engineering, which can be applied to many real-life engineering problems. After graduating, you will have the skills and knowledge to operate in an increasingly digital world, to design, construct and manage complex infrastructures tackling the 21st Century challenges.
The programme is ideal for those with a civil engineering degree/background, who are interested in pursuing a career in digital civil engineering.
The programme is delivered jointly by the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, where an emphasis is placed on providing a supportive environment that will equip students with the knowledge and learning skills to tackle the future challenges in industry.
A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering degree (civil engineering).
Alternatively, applicants may be accepted from other backgrounds if they have extensive experience of working within civil engineering.
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
What you will study
You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules offered by the departments of Civil Engineering and Computer Science, such as:
Modelling and Optimisation
Statistical Applications of Industrial Big Data
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Building Information Modelling
You will also complete a dissertation relating to digital civil engineering.
Full module information will be available once it has been confirmed.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.
This MSc is particularly suitable for civil engineers who would like to specialise in the more digital aspects of this subject.
They may work in the design/construction/maintenance of large-scale structural/infrastructure projects, which demand advanced data handling/programming/optimisation skills.
You’ll be joining a relatively small cohort of students in which everyone is valued and looked after by members of staff, who maintain an open door policy. You will receive tailored advice and support to ensure you get the most from your studies.
We have a very active student-led Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) which provides a non-academic platform for interaction between students and academics, industrialists and professional institutions. CivSoc organises a range of talks, site visits and tournaments every year.
We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.
In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.
University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.
The majority of the modules on this programme are taught by research-active staff, working at the forefront of their discipline.
As part of the programme, all students will undertake an individual research-based project worth 60 credits (out of a total of 180 credits for the programme).