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Course summary

Study the theory, design and management of key civil engineering subjects in a zero-carbon economy. This is a new course for 2022 and subject to final approval. Applications will open once it has been approved. From geotechnical to water, structural or materials engineering, study a master's that focuses on the future of civil engineering in industry and the world. Taught in the context of a future zero-carbon economy, you'll learn the theory and design aspects to help you navigate the new challenges up ahead successfully. Throughout the course, a mix of theory, practical and collaborative activities help you advance your professional, design and research skills. Part of this is working in multidisciplinary design teams to solve the big problems facing the world right now. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a large research project with support and supervision from our academic specialists. To help prepare you for the workplace, some of your learning experience and design work will be with students on other construction-related master’s here at Bath. This brings you into contact with a more diverse set of people and skills, echoing what it is like to work professionally in industry. Learn from experts in the field You’ll learn from academics actively researching across the civil engineering spectrum with expertise in materials, low-carbon and sustainable development, and water, structural and geotechnical engineering. Their experience and international collaborations feed into teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our research was ranked 1st in the UK in the Architecture and the Built Environment submission in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Use specialist facilities We have a range of specialist facilities to support your studies. Our structures, concrete, timber, advanced materials, and geomaterials laboratories contain equipment that exceed industry standards. You’ll also have access to high-quality computing and teaching facilities. Your future starts here We’ve worked with our industrial partners to make sure this course prepares you with the expertise valued by employers and relevant to the future of construction. Our master’s students have been recruited to graduate positions in some of the top UK and overseas engineering and design companies, including AECOM, Atkins and Foster & Partners. Others have gone on to further study on PhD courses with us or other leading institutions.

Modules

Year 1 Semester 1 You'll take three optional units spanning semesters 1 and 2.

  • Principles of construction project management
  • Professional and research skills for the construction industry
Optional units
  • Advanced coastal and offshore engineering
  • Advanced soil mechanics
  • Environmental performance of materials and buildings
  • Natural building materials
  • Numerical and analytical methods in civil engineering
  • Sustainable concrete design and technology
Semester 2 Compulsory units
  • Integrated infrastructure design project
  • Principles of construction project management
  • Professional and research skills for the construction industry
Optional units
  • Advanced coastal and offshore engineering
  • Advanced soil mechanics
  • Environmental performance of materials and buildings
  • Natural building materials
  • Numerical and analytical methods in civil engineering
  • Sustainable concrete design and technology
Summer Compulsory units
  • Dissertation

Assessment method

Learning

  • Design projects
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
Assessment
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
- Presentations


How to apply

International applicants

**English language requirements** IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Entry requirements

You should have a Bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this programme you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as civil engineering, structural engineering, building engineering, architectural engineering, or another subject which includes relevant civil engineering components (e.g. general engineering or engineering geology). We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/
Civil Engineering at University of Bath - UCAS