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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
A*AA View full entry requirements
4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

The programme specification addendum (PDF, 182 KB) has all the latest details.

Water access, energy supply and the changing environment are some of the biggest challenges today. This MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering integrated master's programme 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

  • renewable energy

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.

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

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.