Study patterns: Civil Engineering and Construction Management MSc (online)

On this page you will find the study patterns for our MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management (online) programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need to select and study for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

As part of the MSc, you will be required to attend a two-and-a-half-day residential at our campus in Derby if you choose either of the optional modules Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering (7BU507) or Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials (7BU505). This will enable you to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in a practical setting, allowing you to gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment found on site. This can be a great opportunity to network and make industry links, meeting others from your course as well as your tutors.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, MSc (online) - standard (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits
Year 2 Option A Module*
20 credits
Option B Module**
20 credits
Including residential element
Option C Module***
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Design (7BU506)
**Option B Modules (spring): Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials (7BU505); Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering (7BU507) - inlcudes residential
***Optional C Modules (summer): Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management (7BU504); Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (7BU508) - Pre-requisite Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering (7BU507)

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, MSc (online) - accelerated (2 years) with Autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Option B Module**
20 credits
Including residential element

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Option C Module***
20 credits
Year 2 Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Design (7BU506)
**Option B Modules (spring): Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials (7BU505); Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering (7BU507) inlcudes residential
***Optional C Modules (summer): Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management (7BU504); Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (7BU508) - Pre-requisite Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering (7BU507)