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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code

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

  • 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

  • take an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

This degree partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete it.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 300.57 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Boldrewood in Southampton and Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.