Sidebar

4.2.2.2    Degree Requirements

To qualify for the MSc (Civil Engineering) degree with or without specialisation, a candidate must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least 40 Modular Credits (MCs). At least 30 MCs must be taken from 5000 and 6000 level modules.  In addition, a student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.00 (equivalent to an average of grade of B-) for the best modules equivalent to 40 MCs (inclusive of compulsory modules, where required).

Students who wish to graduate with a specialisation, they must also meet the requirements for that specialisation.

Specialisation in Structural Engineering

Candidates who wish to obtain the MSc (Civil Engineering) with specialisation in Structural Engineering must pass at least five of the following distinct modules, each with a grade point of at least 2.0 (Grade C):

CE5509 Advanced Structural Steel Design

CE5510 Advanced Structural Concrete Design

CE5513 Plastic analysis of structures

CE5604 Advanced Concrete Technology

CE5610 Assessment and Retrofit of Concrete Structures

CE5611 Precast Concrete Technology

CE6006 Advanced Finite Element Analysis

CE6705 Analysis and Design of Buildings against Hazards

ME5103 Plates and Shells (from AY2017/2018)

(Students who have read CE5514 Plate & Shells are not allowed to read ME5103)

Should a student have sufficient reason to replace any of the above modules by another appropriate module, approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee.

The remaining five modules (20 MCs) to satisfy the degree requirements may be selected from level 5000 and 6000 modules offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  For modules outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, prior approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee.

Specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering

Candidates who wish to obtain the MSc (Civil Engineering) with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering must pass five (20 MCs) of the following distinct modules, each with a grade point of at least 2.0 (Grade C):

CE5101   Seepage & Consolidation of Soils
CE5104   Underground Space
CE5105   Analytical & Numerical Methods in Foundation Engineering
CE5106   Ground Improvement
CE5107   Pile Foundation

CE5108   Earth Retaining Structures

Should a student have sufficient reasons to replace any of the above modules by another appropriate module, approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee.

The remaining five modules (20 MCs) to satisfy the degree requirements may be selected from level 5000 and 6000 modules offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  For modules outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, prior approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee.

Specialisation in Infrastructure Project Management

For this specialisation, students must pass at least five of the following distinct modules, each with a grade point of at least 2.0 (Grade C):
CE5603    Engineering Economics and Project Evaluation
CE5804    Global Infrastructure Project Management
CE5805    Construction Equipment & Methods
CE5806    Construction Project and Site Control
PM5103    Contract Management
PM5109    Project Management Law

Should a student have sufficient reason to replace any of the above modules by another appropriate module, approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee. In addition, he/she must complete at least three (12 MCs) of the following modules:
CE5207   Pavement Network Management Systems
CE5208 Transport Infrastructure Asset Management (*new module from AY2019/2020)
CE5604   Advanced Concrete Technology
CE5610   Assessment and Retrofit of Concrete Structures
CE5611   Precast Concrete Technology
CE5880   Topics in Project Management Engineering
CE6001   Operations and Management of Infrastructure Systems
PM5104   Development Management
PM5105   Development Finance
IE5122    Statistical Quality Control
IE5208    Systems Approach to Project Management
IE5404    Large Scale Systems Engineering
CN5191   Project engineering
SH5201   Hazard Identification and Evaluation Techniques
SH5401   SHE and Quality Management Systems

The remaining two modules (8 MCs) to satisfy the degree requirements may be selected from level 5000 and 6000 modules offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which also include the above mentioned modules.  For modules offered outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (except those listed above), prior approval must be sought from the Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or his nominee.

Specialisation in Transportation Engineering

For this specialisation, students must pass at least five (20 MCs) of the following distinct modules, each with a grade point of at least 2.0 (Grade C):

CE4221 Design of Land Transport Infrastructures

CE5203 Traffic Flow and Control

CE5204 Pavement Design and Rehabilitation

CE5205 Transportation Planning

CE5206 Urban Public Transportation Systems (*new module from AY2019/2020)

CE5207 Pavement Network Management Systems

CE5208  Transport Infrastructure Asset Management (*new module from AY2019/2020)

TP5025  Intelligent Transportation Systems

TP5026  Transport Management and Policy

TP5027  Transport Terminal and Freight Management

TP5028  Intermodal Transport Operations

 

For the remaining 20 MCs, up to 10 MCs may be level 4000 module/s offered by CEE Department or cross-faculty modules with prior approval from CEE Head of Department or his nominee. The remaining credits must be at level 5000 or 6000 offered by CEE Department.

 

Finally, students must ensure that at least five (20 MCs) of the ten modules to be counted for this specialisation must be those offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (i.e. with the CE prefix in the module code).

Note: Not all electives listed are necessarily available in any one year. All modules listed are of 4 MCs each.