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Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering

120 ECTS - MS degree

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A two-year 120 ECTS graduate degree in Civil Engineering with a choice of 60 credits from courses and a 60 credit thesis or 90 credits from courses and a 30 credit thesis. Up to 60 credits can be completed with exchange studies. Taught in English.

About the programme

Courses and thesis topic are selected in cooperation with a supervisor. Taught in English.

You can choose between three different specializations.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. A BS degree in engineering or equivalent with a minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as attachment) to  

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SENS Student Service
Tel. +354 525 4466
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Open weekdays 09:00 a.m. - 15:30 p.m.

Tæknigarður - Dunhagi 5, 107 Reykjavík
Askja - Sturlugata 7, 102 Reykjavík

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