Do you want to be involved in the defence, protection and management of the world’s coastlines? Aimed at engineers and physical scientists, our MSc Coastal Engineering combines the theory of waves and tides with coastal modelling, port engineering and management. Supported by a team of experienced staff in one of the largest coastal engineering research groups in the UK, you’ll gain expertise to help progress your future career.
Broaden your coastal engineering expertise by selecting from a range of options, including port policy and management, modelling of coastal processes, remote sensing and GIS, mechanics of marine renewable energy structures, and assessment of coastal resource impacts.
Deepen your knowledge through collaboration with our large, internationally-recognised research group.
Be inspired by our new £19 million Marine Building, housing the acclaimed COAST laboratory which offers facilities for teaching water and coastal engineering as well as conducting world-class research.
Benefit from a degree accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See http://www.jbm.org.uk
for further information.
Recent graduates work as scientists, researchers or engineers at graduate destinations such as: Arup, Mott MacDonald, Environment Agency, Symprove, HR Wallingford, Mining Searches UK, Canterbury Council and JBA Consulting.
Take part in an integral work placement year and conduct the programme over two years.
You’ll study the theory of waves, tides, surges and modern techniques in coastal data collection and analysis, including GIS and remote sensing. You’ll study core topics in coastal and port engineering, gain research skills, be introduced to numerical modelling techniques and obtain hands-on experience of using state-of-the-art software tools. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project focused on an aspect of coastal engineering, supervised by academic staff actively researching this field. You may also have the option of undertaking a placement year in industry.
The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email [email protected]
Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in engineering or physical science subject e.g. geography, environmental science or physics. Students with advanced standing who can evidence an academic ability to similar levels may also be considered. Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their compatibility with the UK equivalent through NARIC. If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required (minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5). For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.