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29 January 2018
Civil engineering is essential for the sustainable provision of the infrastructure used in our daily lives, from buildings, to roads, bridges and waterways, and more innovative solutions are constantly being sought as the demands of modern civilisation increase.
This programme brings together the latest scientific developments in a range of civil engineering disciplines to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the subject, specifically geotechnical and structural engineering. You will learn how to analyse, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, and put the theory you learn in to practice to solve complex problems.
MSc Civil Engineering prepares graduates for a successful career in the civil engineering industry. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to play a leading role in providing essential infrastructure for society whilst maintaining the quality of our environment.
This programme is modular and flexible and consists of eight core engineering modules totalling 150 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and one 15-credit option module.
The compulsory modules can include;
Mechanics of Materials;
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering;
Computer Aided Engineering Design;
Active and Passive Structural Control;
Advanced Structural Engineering;
Engineering MSc Project
Some examples of the optional modules in previous years are as follows;
Conceptual Design of Buildings;
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website.
Teaching and assessment
The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.
The programme will have particular value in developing transferable skills development including management skills, communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these skills will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.