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Course summary

Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems by developing the physical infrastructure needed for society to exist – from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. Our Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering brings together undergraduate and Masters-level course content and through it you'll develop a comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and theory, alongside analytical, practical and engineering skills and techniques. Course content will develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in architectural and building technology, sustainability in the built environment, health and safety, computer-aided design (CAD), hydraulics, ground engineering, structural engineering, and strategic and operational management in civil engineering. Creativity and innovation in engineering is also a key focus and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of engineering principles and practice. Key Features Professional Progression | Successful completion of this course represents the most direct route to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, fully satisfying the educational basis for qualification. Industry-Standard Facilities | Experience hands-on learning with our specialist facilities and workshops, including dedicated concrete, materials, hydraulics, geotechnical labs and structural testing equipment. Placement Year | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent placements at VolkerFitzpatrick, BAM Nuttall and Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. Outstanding Employability | 100% of MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Design and Construction sandwich route graduates are in 'Highly skilled' roles 15 months after completing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019/20)


All modules in years one, two and four are core and are shared with the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, course your third year will be spent working and the final year focuses on a large and / or otherwise complex integrated design project. This may be laboratory or field work based, and whose topic and nature will be determined on a year to year basis. Year One

  • Civil Engineering Design Projects (40 credit points)
  • Engineering Materials (20 credit points)
  • Engineering Surveying (20 credit points)
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design (20 credit points)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Mechanics (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing (40 credit points)
  • Construction Practice and the Environment (20 credit points)
  • Integration of Engineering Applications (20 credit points)
  • Further Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (20 credit points)
  • Ground Engineering (20 credit points)
Year Three
  • Placement Year
Year Four
  • Individual with Group Project (40 credit points)
  • Infrastructure Engineering 1 (20 credit points)
  • Further Structural Design (20 credit points)
  • Further Geotechnical Engineering and Design (20 credit points)
  • Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering (20 credit points)
Final Year
  • Major Design and Construction Project (40 credit points)
  • Infrastructure Engineering 2 (20 credit points)
  • Strategic and Operational Management (20 credit points)
  • Sustainable Concrete Technology (20 credit points)
- Simulation and Modelling in Civil Engineering (20 credit points)

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Joint Board of Moderators

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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