MSc Civil Engineering with Concrete Technology

2 years fulltime, 120 ECTS

Language of instruction, English
Programme not open for applications


The programme is run in cooperation with the IBRI Rheo Center of Excellence, a leading research institute in materials science run jointly by Reykjavik University and the Innovation Centre of Iceland, and is heavily research based. Research is a part of almost all courses and is conducted in all main fields of concrete science i.e. rheology, micro-structure, mechanical properties including fracture mechanics, high performance concrete including self-compacting concrete and durability of concrete. The majority of the students are foreign MSc, PhD or post-doc students.

There is a large contribution to the programme from visiting professors and invited lecturers who are leading specialists in their respective fields. There is also emphasis on cooperation with industry for final thesis work. The goal of the programme is to prepare students for leading careers in industry and/or further academic study.

After successful completion of the programme the student is awarded the degree Master of Science in Civil engineering with specialization in concrete technology. The programme is designed to meet the curriculum requirements for the professional title of chartered engineer (Icelandic: verkfræðingur), as defined by the Ministry of industry and the Association of chartered engineers in Iceland.

Learning outcomes


The MSc programme in Civil Engineering with specialisation in concrete technology is a 2 year full-time graduate study program of 120 ECTS credits (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each semester). Courses are 3-8 ECTS credits, usually run as intensive courses. Students generally take 60 ECTS in specialized courses and a 60 ECTS research-based thesis. The minimum requirement of concrete technology related courses is 30 ECTS, elective courses from other disciplines are optional. A 90 ECTS thesis is optional.

Admission requirements
  • Undergraduate degree

BSc degree in Engineering. Minimum requirements in applied sciences (i.e. mathematics, physics) and in basic subjects fundamental to civil engineering generally (i.e. mechanics, material science, etc.) as well as to concrete technology specifically have to be fulfilled.

  • English language requirements
    If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification to be admitted onto any of the University's degree programmes.

Acceptable minimum qualifications include:

IELTS an overall band of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill
TOEFL of 87 (with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing)

Other English Language qualifications are also accepted.


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Contact for further information

Office of the School of Science and Engineering tvd(at)

For international enquiries please contact:

Verity Louse Sharp
Verity Louise Sharp
International Admissions Officer
(+354) 599 6200
email: admissions(at)


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