About this course
Civil engineering is essential to the development of our society, from planning to construction. Our 4-year, integrated Masters course goes beyond the 3-year degree, and lets you specialise in an area of your choosing. You'll develop the design, management and teamwork skills that employers look for. Major engineering companies often get involved in our group design projects.
This course follows the BEng Civil Engineering degree for the first 3 years. In the fourth year, you can choose to focus on specialist topics, including:
coastal and maritime engineering
waste resource management
The group project in year 4 lets you apply your conceptual engineering and scientific knowledge to an engineering design problem. As a team you’ll develop an idea through detailed design, experimentation, computer modelling and manufacture. 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 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 HH20 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.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.