Master (MSc) in Civil Engineering

Profile of Programme

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering is offered in four specializations as listed below; to specialize in any of these areas the graduate must fulfil certain course and research work requirements:

  1. Structural Analysis and Earthquake Engineering
  2. Novel and Traditional Construction Materials
  3. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Construction and Transport Infrastructure Management

More specifically, for the Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) courses are grouped in four categories of courses, from which each student must successfully attend a specific number of courses in order to fulfil the requirements of the specialty thrust selected, as follows:

Categories

Description

Α

Basic specialization graduate courses

Β

Elective specialization graduate courses

C

CEE graduate courses other than those in categories A and B

D

UCY graduate courses

For the Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering, for each of the five thrusts, a number of successfully completed courses is required, as follows:

Courses:

A

B

C

D

M.Eng.

≥5

≤5

≤1

≤1

M.Sc.

≥ 4

≤3

≤1

Therefore, completion of a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, which is more research-oriented and requires only 7 successfully completed graduate courses, at least 4 graduate courses are required from group A, up to 3 graduate courses are allowed from group B and up to 1 graduate course is required either from group C or D. For example, a student could select 5 graduate courses from group A and 2 courses from group B, or 4 courses from group A, 2 courses from group B and 1 course either from group C or D.

Key Learning Outcomes

The program aims at providing the students with novel knowledge and aspires to educate them to:

  • develop critical thinking,
  • seek continuous professional development,
  • introduce and adopt innovative concepts/ideas, technologies and methods in their practice,
  • accept interdisciplinary collaborations for the holistic approach and efficient
  • solving of the problems considering the environment.

Key Information

Department : Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering

Programme Name : Master in Science

Direction : Civil Engineering

Level of Qualification : 2nd cycle (Master's Degree) [3 Semesters]

Mode of Study : Full time

Language of Instruction : English

Coordinator : Professor ...

Curriculum Structure

Course Type                                     ECTS

Compulsory

Compulsory                                             0

Restricted Elective                              56

Thesis                                                      54

TOTAL ECTS                                          110

Courses per Semester

Semester
Course Type Course Course Title ECTS
Compulsory

CEE 610

Graduate Seminars 0
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Total 24
Semester
Course Type Course Course Title ECTS
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Thesis Thesis 19
Total 43
Semester
Course Type Course Course Title ECTS
Restricted Elective

Selection from a List of Courses

8
Thesis Thesis 20
Thesis Thesis 15
Total 43

Notes

In this Programme, four specialisations are offered, as listed below. Note that different lists of available courses apply for each specialisations.

List of courses for specialisation in:

  1. Structural Analysis and Earthquake Engineering (MSc)

  2. Novel and Traditional Construction Materials (MSc)

  3. Geotechnical Engineering (MSc)

  4. Construction and Transport Infrastructure Management (ΜSc)

Conditions of Study

Specific Admission Requirements
The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as: - Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University. - Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees. - Letters of recommendation. - Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules). The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.
Rules of Study
Students must always advise the University's Postgraduate Study Rules.
Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of the requirements of the Programme.
Examination Regulations
Assessment and Grading
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student. In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus. The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.


Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

There are professional opportunities for civil and environmental engineers in both private practice and public services. Graduates from the Master’s program in “Civil Engineering” may pursue careers in design, construction, maintenance, management or research and development. For example, in urban or developing population areas and industrial centres, civil and environmental engineers serve the public as planners, designers, and supervisors of transportation systems, water resources projects, pollution control facilities, private and public utility enterprises.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Doctoral Programmes.

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