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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Civil Engineering course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    19 July 2019

Civil Engineering at Swansea University has an excellent and far-reaching reputation. The MSc in Civil Engineering provides an advanced and systematic understanding, designed to prepare you as a credible civil engineer.

You will be trained in civil engineering analysis and design, particularly in modelling and analysis techniques – fields in which Swansea University experts fundamentally changed modern industrial practice in civil engineering.

Why Civil Engineering at Swansea?

The faculty of Civil Engineering at Swansea has an established international reputation in computational engineering and its integration with civil engineering. This is largely due to pioneering the finite element methods.

Did you know Civil Engineering at Swansea

  • is ranked 13th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Times University Guide 2019)
  • a key centre for research and training in computational mechanics and engineering
  • pioneered many techniques used in commercial simulation software today

Your Civil Engineering experience

Over the course you will develop an in-depth knowledge of traditional and modern concepts and techniques that enable robust solutions to civil engineering problems.

Cutting edge software and computational modelling will allow you to fully understand how technology is practically applied in civil engineering. Such experience will give you the confidence to apply certain strategies in a ‘real world’ industrial context.

Your Civil Engineering studies will be nourished by an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff at the College of Engineering. 

Further study support comes in the form of 24 hour access to our on-site library, advanced laboratories, a year-round programme of guest lectures, and dedicated postgraduate work rooms.

Civil Engineering employment opportunities

Graduates of the Civil Engineering MSc degree at Swansea are strongly positioned for rewarding opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles.

  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Town planner
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist

Civil Engineering modules

The first year of the MSc in Civil Engineering contains compulsory and optional 10-credit modules on subjects including dynamics and transient analysis, computational plasticity, coastal structure design and fluid-structure interaction, as well as 30-credit group project.

Your second year is entirely dedicated to a dissertation project, worth 60 credits.

Modules on the Civil Engineering course may include:

  • Dynamics and Earthquake Analysis of Structures
  • Plasticity in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Research Case Study
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Coastal Structure Design
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Finite Element Computational Analysis
  • Finite Elements for Civil Engineers
  • Advanced Computational Methods for Engineers
  • Design and Analysis for Temporary Works
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Coastal Processes and Engineering
  • Finite Element Computational Analysis
  • Finite Elements for Civil Engineers
  • Advanced Computational Methods for Engineers
  • Design and Analysis for Temporary Works

How you're taught on the Civil Engineering course

The College of Engineering uses a variety of teaching methods including; taught/lecture-based, small group work, laboratory-based, project/assignment-based, use of Blackboard. Increasingly lectures are exploring the use of lecture recording, blended learning and flipped learning.  

Professional Body Accreditation

The Civil Engineering course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Institute of Highway Engineers) as fully satisfying the requirements for Incorporated Engineer and partially satisfying the requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree in Civil Engineering will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by many countries that are signatories to international accords.

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Visit the Civil Engineering MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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