MSc Civil and Water Engineering

General information

This course aims to complement a relevant undergraduate degree by introducing students to hydroinformatics, computational hydraulics and environmental hydraulics, including water quality indicators and sediment transport processes in coastal, estuarine and inland waters. The taught aspect of the course is delivered in the Autumn and Spring semesters, followed by an individual research project.

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Physical Hydrology
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Sediment Transport Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Management
  • Numerical Techniques in Water Engineering
  • Geoenvironmental and Hydroenvironmental Modelling
  • Water Quality and Treatment Engineering
  • Management in Industry
  • Coastal and Estuarine Engineering
  • Flood Design
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Engineering Applications

Special Features

  • The course lecturers have considerable experience of working on a wide range of practical environmental hydraulics project and their models have been mounted by over 35 companies for over 80 world-wide EIA projects and by over 45 universities in 17 countries.
  • This programme has been accredited by the ICE, IStructE, IHT and IHIE for intakes 2009-2013 inclusive. This programme 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 the JBM website for further information.

Offers knowledge and expertise for a career as a consulting water engineer within this specialist professional area of civil engineering.

Contact Person: Postgraduate Admissions Office (School of Engineering) ( )


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

School of Engineering
Queen's Buildings, The Parade



Full-time studies (per annum)

  • UK & EU: £7.750
  • International: £18.250

Part-time studies​ (per annum)

  • UK & EU: £2.750
  • International: £6.083


Degree Requirements 
An upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university. Suitable for graduates in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline or for non-graduate candidates with suitable professional experience.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams, obtaining a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Please see the English language requirements for more information.

Application Procedure:

Please go to the Online Application Service and select the course of your choice: Civil and Water Engineering. Along with your application you will need to provide:

  • Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed on your application form);
  • Two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor) – download and fill out the Referee report form;
  • Personal statement;
  • English Language certificates (for applicants whose first language is not English).

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, but you can also apply by post if necessary.

Grant Opportunities:

Please visit the postgraduate funding pages to see what is available.


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science
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