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. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.
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 for Optimisation
- Statistical Applications of Industrial Big Data
- Software Development
- 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.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2021
Home: £8,784 per year
International: £20,885 per year
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.