Environmental management in civil engineering projects is of increasing importance throughout the world. This interdisciplinary Masters qualification is ideal if you want to establish or consolidate a career in this field.
The course is accredited for the Further Learning Programme (formerly Matching Sections) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) level by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
There is also an opportunity for working professionals to progress towards CEng status through a tailor-made route. This will help you accelerate to the remaining steps of CEng status by working with your employer in the process. This is a unique feature for a Masters course, and significantly reduces the period required to achieve Chartered status.
Your studies are designed to develop the critical and analytical skills, and management expertise needed to manage civil engineering projects and implement environmentally sustainable solutions. A distinctive feature of this course is its strength in relevant research, namely sustainability.
See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/576-msc-civil-engineering-and-environmental-management
What you will study
You will study the following modules:
- Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
- Integrative Project Planning and Management
- Geo-environmental Engineering
- Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainability
- Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering
Optional modules include:
- Environmental Management
- ArcGIS Principles and Practice
Learning and teaching methods
The course is delivered in three major blocks that offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two entry opportunities for applicants each year – February and September. You will learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as guest lectures and seminars with prominent industry experts. You will complete a research project using our excellent laboratory facilities and a dissertation on a chosen topic of interest.
Work Experience and Employment Prospects
Whether you are a graduate or a professional with industrial experience, this course offers excellent opportunities for career progression. You can develop a career as a civil engineer, engineering project manager, or work in the environmental management or health and safety sectors, with leading international consultancies, contractors, or national and local civil engineering companies. Alternatively, you can work as a technical or research and development manager in research, regulatory authorities, local government or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Some modules are assessed through coursework, others by a combination of design projects and a formal examination.
If you want to continue working in industry, you can apply to study individual modules as short courses on a day-release or block-delivery basis.
The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a £130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities, including significant investment in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science. The University has also announced a further investment of £28m ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard, we continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces and regularly re-fit and re-equip them. A recent refurbishment of a number of our Civil and Mechanical Engineering labs is part of this programme of continuous enhancement of our facilities.
A good Honours degree, normally a JBM-accredited BEng degree of class 2:2 or above, or a BSc Honours degree of class 2:1 or above (or equivalent professional or recognised overseas qualifications) in civil, environmental or structural engineering, or sufficient and relevant industrial work experience. Applicants with a JBM-accredited IEng degree will be treated on an individual basis but must have attained competences in geo-environmental subject areas at undergraduate level. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.