Course overviewThis course will develop the knowledge, understanding and professional abilities of graduate engineers and practitioners of civil engineering, together with advanced capabilities and engineering skills to enhance your career as a civil engineer.
It has been designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of the civil engineer, and to develop and implement recognised and innovative approaches to civil engineering in the context of the broad range of organisations and projects that occur in the built environment.
The course aims to satisfy the civil engineering needs of the construction industry, and to meet the requirements of the professional institution in terms of academic content appropriate for chartered membership.
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles in continuum mechanics, together with an appreciation of variational principles and finite-element formulation and procedures.
In this module, you will explore contemporary engineering issues to develop an understanding of how construction adapts to solve the new challenges constantly encountered.
You will explore the importance of environmental geotechnics, and the impact on society and the environment of the interaction of ground engineering with the environment.
This module introduces the design of foundations using Eurocode 7. The principles and philosophy of the Eurocode will be discussed in terms of both shallow and deep foundations.
Here, you will develop an understanding of the factors that contribute to the failure of structures, carry out a thorough investigation and report on the findings and act as an expert witness.
This module will provide you with an in-depth consideration of the specialist methods and applications required to manage modern, complex and fast-paced construction projects, including CIT systems.
This module provides a sound understanding of research design and the research process, together with a range of research methods that will prepare you for your dissertation.
Here, you will look at wider developments in environmental protection and how these affect construction, and how construction affects them. It examines the demands that greater environmental awareness places on the built environment.
This module provides the opportunity for you to identify and study in-depth, a topic relevant to your subject area, that is of interest and in which you will develop a significant level of expertise.
AssessmentAssessment methods are diverse to reflect the needs of the course. However, you can expect to be assessed by assignment, case study, examinations, group work, and presentation.
Links with industry and professional recognitionThis course is accredited by ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHE as meeting the requirements for further learning for a chartered engineer (CEng) and as a technical MSc for holders of an IEng accredited degree.
Associated careersGraduates should, subject to accreditation, satisfy the educational base required by the Engineering Council (EC) UK for registration for the professional qualification of chartered engineer (CEng) and of the Institution of Civil Engineers for admission as a member (MICE).
|Entry Requirements:||An appropriate honours degree in Civil Engineering, or equivalent recognised cognate subject at (2.2 or above) Alternative qualifications and/or working experience may be considered on an individual basis; applicants may be invited for interview. We welcome applications from International and EU students. Please select one of the links below for English language and country-specific entry requirement information.|
We welcome applications from International and EU students. Please select one of the links below for English language and country-specific entry requirement information.
How to apply
Duration27 months (7 Trimesters)
Teaching times*Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am - 4pm
Available startsSeptember, January
FacultyScience & Technology
DepartmentEngineering and the Built Environment
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*Teaching days and times are for guidance only and are subject to change each academic year. We advise all applicants to wait until they are in receipt of their timetable before making arrangements around their course times.