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Civil Engineering (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
H201

About this course

Civil engineering is essential to the sustainable future development of society, from planning and construction, to water supply and coastal defence. This 4-year integrated master’s course goes beyond the 3-year degree with advanced modules and a master’s-level group design project.

You’ll develop the skills to design and build creative solutions to challenges in the built environment, infrastructure and cities, and the management and teamwork skills needed to succeed in industry. 

This MEng Civil Engineering course follows the BEng degree for the first 3 years. In your fourth year, you can choose to focus on specialist topics related to the latest research and needs of society, including:

  • coastal and maritime engineering
  • earthquake engineering and seismic design
  • bioenergy
  • transport modelling
  • waste resource management
  • flood modelling and mitigation

Design is integral to civil engineering, 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.

As part of this course you can: 

  • 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 
  • apply to our SUCCESS scholarship scheme, with opportunities for work placements and an annual bursary 
  • take part in a master’s-level group design project 
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show 

You'll get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, this includes our £48m National Infrastructure Laboratory and our:

  • testing and structures research lab 
  • geotechics lab 
  • large structures testing lab 
  • hydraulic flumes 
  • Jaguar Land Rover driving simulator 
  • dedicated student design studios and workshops 

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code HH20 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

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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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