The main aim of the MEng in Civil Engineering programme is to produce postgraduates equipped with a high level of relevant technical and managerial expertise needed to perform professional tasks and research inevitable to succeed within the broader civil engineering industry. They will additionally be well trained with the requisite skills and expertise to stand out as independent consultants and contractors.


The objectives of the MEng in Civil Engineering programme are to:

  1. Equip graduates with theoretical and conceptual skills needed to undertake professional tasks in the main Civil Engineering industry;
  2. Teach students to acquire critical and analytical skills needed to perform professional task in the Civil Engineering industry;
  3. Develop capacities of graduates to conduct research in new technological and developmental trends in the Civil Engineering industry;
  4. Develop awareness of stakeholder and societal involvement in all issues related to the Civil Engineering industry; and
  5. Acquire and develop transferable hands-on skills to levels demanded by employers, and to provide professional progression path to higher education (Doctor of Philosophy).

Intended/Expected Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze, design, propose and apply feasible solutions to complex civil engineering problems by applying basic principles of mathematics, science and engineering, and Engineering;
  2. Use the proper combination of professional skills, effective oral and written communication to be productive engineers;
  3. Conduct geotechnical investigations for any civil engineering project;
  4. Plan, design, manage and maintain any Civil Engineering project;
  5. Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and information Engineering (IT) tools to complex engineering activities;
  6. Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex civil engineering problems to arrive at replicable and sustainable conclusions;
  7. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of the engineering practice; and
  8. Pursue lifelong learning and professional development to face the challenging and
    emerging needs of our society


Students’ Admission, Progression and Graduation

Admission/Minimum Entry Requirements

First Degree holders

The minimum qualification required for admission to pursue the MEng in Civil Engineering programme is as follow:- An applicant MUST have at least two (2) years industrial or work experience and MUST additionally hold a:

  • Bachelor degree in either Civil or Geomatic Engineering, or Building Engineering, or Construction Management; or
  • Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering;
  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry; or
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Science: or, Bachelor degree in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: or
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant engineering and science related discipline.
  • First degree in a relevant engineering-related discipline.
  • However, if degree is second class lower or pass division, the applicant MUST additionally pass a selection interview.

HND Holders

Applicants who hold HND in either Civil, Building Engineering or Chemical Engineering and have three (3) years industrial experience, MUST pass a selection interview and do a six (6)-month top-up course before admission into the MEng in Civil Engineering programme.

Professional Qualifications

Foreign Applicants

Foreign applicants who hold relevant degrees from accredited and recognized institutions may be given consideration for admission in consultation with Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for equivalent qualifications assessment to be made.


The award of a MEng in Civil Engineering programme is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills set required for a range of roles and responsibilities within the infrastructural development industry. Therefore, candidates who successfully complete the programme may gain employment in (though not limited to) any of these areas:

  • Consultancy firms;
  • Construction companies;
  • Civil engineering companies;
  • Ghana Water Company;
  • Department of Urban Roads;
  • Department of Feeder Roads;
  • Ghana Highway Authority;
  • Architecture and Engineering Services Limited;
  • Building and Road Research Institute;
  • Community Water and Sanitation Agency;
  • Building materials marketing companies;
  • Mining companies;
  • Water production companies;
  • Sanitation management firms;
  • Regulatory bodies;
  • Transportation, Roads and Highways;
  • Academic institutions;
  • Research institutions;
  • Mining industry; and
  • Self-employment as consultants and contractors.



Course code Course title T P C
CVEMM 501 Water Treatment and supply 3 2 4
CVEM 503 Integrated Water resources Management 3 0 3
CVEM 505 Urban Drainage and Hydrology 3 0 3
CVEM 507 Environmental (Statistical) Sampling and Data Analysis 2 0 2
CVEM 509 Socio-economic and Environmental Evaluation of water Projects 2 0 2
CVEM 511 Seminar 0 4 2
CVE 513 Group Project I 0 4 2
CVEM 515 Small Business Financing and Management 1 0 1
CVEM 517 Applied Hydrology 2 0 2
TOTAL   16 10 21



Course code Course title T P C
CVEM 502 Waste Management Engineering 2 2 3
CVEM 504 Waste Water Treatment and Disposal 3 2 4
CVEM 506 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment 3 0 3
CVEM 508 Applied Hydraulics 3 0 3
CVEM 510 Group Project II 0 4 2
CVEM 512 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking 2 0 2
CVEM 514 Research Methods for Engineers 2 0 2
TOTAL   15 10 19


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