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Civil Engineering and Architecture (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
HK21

About this course

Combine civil engineering with architecture, and explore their importance in developing sustainable, urban areas. If you're interested in a career in structural engineering design, this course is for you. You’ll specialise in architecture and urban design, as well as studying structural and geomechanical engineering. You’ll also develop key design and manufacturing skills.

The first 2 years of the MEng Civil Engineering and Architecture degree are the same as our other civil engineering courses. You'll cover mechanics, materials, thermofluids and construction management. In year 3 you’ll specialise in civil engineering with a focus on urban design. 

In year 4, 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 

As part of this course you'll have the opportunity to:

  • apply analytical techniques and problem-solving skills to engineering problems 
  • develop technical design skills, such as sketching, computer-aided design (CAD) and model-making 
  • develop surveying, construction practice and computer programming skills 
  • take part in the Constructionarium challenge, where you’ll get practical construction experience and build scaled-down versions of famous structures  
  • learn about the latest research developments as they happen, as part of your course 
  • be taught by practicing engineers and architects, as well as University academics 
  • apply to our SUCCESS scholarship scheme, with opportunities for work placements and an annual bursary 
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show 

Design is integral to civil engineering and architecture. You’ll take part in laboratory sessions and design projects throughout your degree to put your knowledge into practice. These are often based on the requirements of a real site and a real client.

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

You'll get hands-on experience in our modern facilities. This includes our £48m National Infrastructure Laboratory and our:

  • testing and structures research lab 
  • geotechnics lab 
  • large structures testing lab 
  • hydraulic flumes 
  • dedicated student design studios and workshops 

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code K21K for the Industrial Placement Year option. 

Accreditations

This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Learn more about accreditation on the Joint Board of Moderators website.

This course is accredited by:

“Boldrewood campus has amazing facilities tailored to enhancing our learning experience.”
Virtue Igbokwuwe, MEng Civil Engineering and Architecture , fourth year student

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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