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MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment


Course Description

The importance of the coastal zone is now globally-recognised and there is a growing demand for skilled engineers who can understand environmental issues in such sensitive and often densely populated areas. This programme will give you a broad understanding of environmental engineering and oceanographic issues.

We have strong links with industry and local authorities responsible for coastal engineering and management.

Core modules:

− Introduction to Civil Engineering (for non-engineers)
− Introduction to Marine Engineering (for engineers)
− Coastal Flood Defence
− Coastal Morphodynamics
− Coastal Sediment Dynamics
− Geographic Information Systems
− Key Skills and Applied Coastal Oceanography
− Maritime and Coastal Engineering

Optional modules:

− Applied Coastal Sediment Dynamics
− Environmental Audit and Risk Assessment

Assessment method:

Examinations, coursework and dissertation.

Visit the MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment page on the University of Southampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in civil engineering, environmental or physical sciences, geography, geology or oceanography. You will also be considered if you don't have an appropriate academic background but can demonstrate experience in appropriate fieldwork and a high degree of numeracy.

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