Top 5 reasons international students choose Civil Engineering in Dundee
Published on 24 January 2022
We asked Mayifan Li, a MSc Civil Engineering student from Nanjing, China how studying abroad has broadened his horizons and set him up for a successful career in industry.
- You could study at one of the top universities for Civil Engineering research
Civil Engineering at Dundee was ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 10 in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). We have some of the best equipped laboratories in the UK which offer a suite of techniques for cement, concrete, and other geological and industrial materials.
- You will be exposed to a new study environment and academics who have a different perspective
Ensuring our students gain industry relevant skills is the focus for all our courses. You may feel nervous about the differences between studying in the UK and China, but a new way of studying brings lots of opportunities. In Dundee, we will give you a solid understanding of how to think for yourself and apply your Civil Engineering knowledge and skills to solve real world problems.
- Improve your language skills and “internationalise” your CV
Doing a Masters abroad is a fantastic way to improve your English, especially if the degree is linked to industry settings. During your MSc Civil Engineering, you’ll undertake a research project linked to current industry needs.
Our students are highly employable, in fact, we are number 1 in Scotland for the proportion of graduates entering high skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).
- Discover a new country and cultures
Students from all over the world come to study Civil Engineering at Dundee. Our class sizes are small, which means students form strong bonds and can help and support each other. There are a range of societies you can join, including our Dundee Chinese Students and Scholars Association (DCSSA) if you are looking to meet other students from China.
- Study in the city of discovery
Dundee is a vibrant and multicultural city with a real buzz about it. As it's the UK's only UNESCO City of Design, it's a city with a variety of creative and cultural spaces, exhibitions, restaurants, and cafés, not to mention a mix of old and new architecture, castles, and ancient roman sites nearby.
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