About this course
Water access, energy supply and the changing environment are some of the biggest challenges today. This course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to create solutions to these problems. You'll focus your design, engineering and technical skills on issues such as flood control, waste management, and renewable energy.
The first 2 years are the same as our other Civil Engineering courses. You’ll cover mechanics, structures, thermofluids and construction management. Later on, you’ll explore water engineering with a module on applied hydraulics.
Other topics include:
storing and managing waste
treating and distributing water
recovering contaminated land
You'll have access to our extensive facilities, including:
National Infrastructure Laboratory
professional manufacturing centre
hydraulics and geotechnics labs
heavy structures facilities
Design is integral to our courses, and we offer opportunities for laboratory sessions and design projects. These are based on the requirements of a real site and a real client. Our Design Show blog has examples of our students’ design work.
As part of this course you can:
apply analytical techniques and problem-solving skills to engineering problems
develop technical skills, such as computer-aided design (CAD), model-making, surveying and computer programming
take part in the Constructionarium challenge, where teams build scaled-down versions of famous structures
showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show
You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code HH22 for the Industrial Placement Year option.
This degree partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete it.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.