About this course
Discover how to help the world develop resilience to increasing urbanisation, climate change and natural disasters, on this MSc Civil Engineering.
The course is ideal if you’re a civil engineering graduate interested in boosting your career prospects. You'll learn the skills to solve problems in building design, water supply, infrastructure, structural and bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, and earthquake engineering.
You may also have an opportunity to complete a research project whilst undertaking an industrial placement.
You’ll gain a sound understanding of civil engineering design and applications through core and specialist modules covering:
- coastal and maritime engineering
- the environment
Depending on your module choices you can develop different skills. For example, during our structural engineering modules you'll learn how to use industry standard finite element analysis software. This is important for the design of structures and foundations in other modules.
If you live in the UK or EU you'll have the option to take the MSc with an 11 month industrial placement. You'll carry out the latest applied research on real projects, whilst working with major civil engineering companies and research centres.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. Learn more about accreditation on the Joint Board of Moderators website.
Dr Sheida Afshan is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering. Her research focuses on the resilience and sustainability of new and aging civil engineering infrastructure. Visit Dr Afshan's profile page to learn more about her work.
If you have a related undergraduate degree and wish to enter the field of civil engineering you may be interested in our conversion pathway.
“Southampton was perfect for me. It has a fantastic reputation and is a very well respected Russell Group university for civil engineering. The department has one of the largest geotechnical departments in Europe. The new Boldrewood Campus houses brand new laboratories and equipment for geotechnics and infrastructure.”
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