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Civil Engineering and Architecture (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code
HK21

About this course

Combine your civil engineering skills with architecture, and discover their importance for developing sustainable, urban areas. If you're following a career in structural engineering design, this course is for you. You'll focus your studies on structures, materials and construction processes. You’ll learn key design and manufacturing skills and gain a solid understanding of both subjects.

The first 2 years are the same as our other civil engineering courses. You'll cover mechanics, materials, thermofluids and construction management. In the third year you’ll specialise in civil engineering with a focus on urban design.

You'll put architectural principles into practice through design projects. These are taught by structural engineers and architects, and include:

  • an architectural group project, to design a complex building in an urban area

  • an individual architectural engineering project of your choice

Our Design Show blog has examples of our students’ design work.

You'll have access to our extensive facilities, including:

  • National Infrastructure Laboratory

  • professional manufacturing centre

  • hydraulics and geotechnics labs

  • heavy structures facilities

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 structure

  • 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, 323.66 KB).

Location and awarding body

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