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8277 MSc Civil Engineering with an Integrated Qualifying Year (2 years)

The two-year integrated MSc Civil Engineering course is ideal for non-civil engineering graduates, who can demonstrate competence in mathematics and physics and wish to switch to a career in civil engineering. The first year covers some fundamental engineering science of the core civil engineering disciplines preparing you for a second year studying alongside the one-year MSc Civil Engineering degree.

Introducing your degree

This two-year MSc will provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles and applications of Civil Engineering.

You will:

-Study advanced modules in coastal, environmental, infrastructure and transport engineering.
-Be taught by our internationally-renowned research academics.
-Undertake a research project, enabling you to apply the knowledge and transferable skills developed during the programme.
-Be prepared for employment as a graduate engineer in the civil engineering industry.

On this full-time two year integrated MSc each academic year is divided into two semesters.

The course includes a range of practical sessions. Depending on your module choice, you will have access to specialist facilities, including heavy structures, hydraulics and geotechnical laboratories.

Over two years you will:

  • Gain a sound understanding of the fundamental principles, methods, analysis and synthesis in engineering design and applications appropriate to Civil Engineering. Learn to apply the latest statistical analysis tools.
  • Study a range of specialist modules chosen from the following areas - coastal engineering, environmental engineering, infrastructure engineering, engineering management and transport engineering. 
  • Learn information and communication technology relevant to the practice of Civil Engineering. Management practices and health and safety issues, risk assessment and regulatory frameworks. 
  • Understand the role and professional responsibilities of engineers in society and the constraints that they work with.
  • Be prepared for employment as a graduate engineer in the civil engineering industry.

 

In the qualifying year you will study compulsory modules including structural analysis, hydraulics, water and wastewater, railway engineering and operations, and soil mechanics, as well as design.  

In the second year you will study compulsory modules including a final research project to evolve your critical-thinking and technical expertise.

You will also choose from a wide range of optional modules including earthquake engineering, waste resource management, project economics and management, advanced structural engineering and advanced foundations engineering.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

To Apply

You can do this through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. The deadline for new applications to this course is the 31st July each year. Please note that Part-time study is not available on this programme and applicants may be invited to attend an interview. For more background and detailed information, read How to Apply.

Accreditation

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MSc (Technical and non-technical)

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.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Key Facts

  • We are actively involved in Track to the Future, a £5.2m EPSRC project which aims to improve railway track performance
  • The new £36million National Infrastructure Laboratory will be based on our new Boldrewood Innovation Campus.
  • We have provided the National Traffic Control Centre (NTCC) with methods to forecast traffic flows on UK motorways
     

Typical entry requirements

Selection process

Entry requirements

Honours Degree

At least an upper second class honours BEng or BSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject is required for entry.

Relevant engineering, science or technology subject are those in numerate and/or scientific disciplines related to engineering (e.g. physics, mathematics, chemistry, geology).

All applicants will need to demonstrate their competence at mathematics or physics. This would normally be either through the successful completion of mathematics modules as part of their first degree or completion of A-level mathematics or physics.

Equivalent Qualifications

Alternative qualifications are considered on individual merit. For example, a portfolio of appropriate work experience underpinned by an academic achievements equivalent to the basic requirements and recent serious and appropriate study, with clear evidence of scientific aptitude. Applicants in this category are interviewed and might be required to sit the admissions assessment. We are always happy to receive applications from candidates with an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. If you are unsure about our entry criteria, please contact our admissions staff who would be happy to provide advice in advance of your application.

English Language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate that they have sufficient command of English to undertake the course, for example, through an IELTS test score of 6.5 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. The University of Southampton welcomes applications from disabled students. We have extensive experience of supporting students with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions including sensory loss, mobility issues, mental health needs, long terms health conditions, autistic spectrum disorders and any specific learning difficulty. Applications from disabled applicants will be considered in the same way as any other application and a decision will be made that is based upon the candidate's academic merit and potential. If you have a disability or health condition and would like to discuss your requirements please contact Enabling Services to discuss your academic and other support needs. Email: enable@soton.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7726.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Below are ther list of modules for the year

Year 1

Semester One

Part I – Integrated Qualifying Year

Modules at level 5 totalling 37.5 ECTS/75 CATS credits and modules at level 6 totalling 22.5 ECTS (45 CATS), with an overall total of 60 ECTS (120 CATS); all modules compulsory.

The pre-requisites listed for the modules are waived.

Compulsory
CENV2031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV2024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV3060Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV3059Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV3065Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two

Part II – MSc Civil Engineering

The taught component of Part II contains a compulsory module in Data Analysis & Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering (FEEG6025) together with options across a wide range of civil engineering and related disciplines. A total of 60 ECTS/120 CATS across two semesters.

The research component of the MSc consists of a Core module (FEEG6012) of 30 ECTS/60 CATS which is a research dissertation.

Modules at level 6 and 7 totalling 180 credits. No more than 15 ECTS/30 CATS may be taken at level 6.

Students must select modules from at least three of the following subject areas: Coastal, Environmental, Infrastructure, Management or Transport.

The pre-requisites listed for the modules are waived; students are encouraged to discuss their background and their module choices with the programme coordinator and the module leads.

Compulsory
FEEG6025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FEEG6012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
60
Optional
CENV3020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV3063Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6084Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6122Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6123Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6134Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6148Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6152Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6153Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6158Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6164Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6162Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CENV6168Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FEEG6010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
Course TitleAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
Civil Engineering with Integrated Qualifying Year MSc 2020Full time£9,250 £23,136
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Learning and teaching

Acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is through lectures, seminars, tutorials, field and laboratory classes, workshops, and independent study and research. You are encouraged from an early stage to supplement and consolidate your understanding and knowledge by independent study.

Assessment

Testing of the knowledge base is through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays and individual and group projects.

Study locations

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

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