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Civil Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

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About this course

Civil engineering is essential to the development of our society, from planning to construction. Our 4-year, integrated master's 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 MEng Civil Engineering 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

  • earthquake engineering

  • bioenergy

  • transport modelling

  • waste resource management

  • architectural acoustics

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.

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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