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Course summary

This 2-year master's is ideal if you didn't graduate in civil engineering, but have maths and physics skills. You’ll spend your first year studying key topics and improving your knowledge to prepare for your second year, when you’ll join the full-time MSc Civil Engineering course. You'll learn the skills to solve problems in building design, water supply, infrastructure, structural and bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, and earthquake engineering. You'll study structural, geotechnical, environmental, coastal and maritime and transportation and management engineering.


"Year 1: Integrated Qualifying Year Compulsory modules include: Highway and Traffic Engineering; Hydraulics; Liveable Cities; Railway Engineering and Operations; Soil Mechanics; Structural Analysis; Structural Design; Urban Water and Wastewater Engineering. Year 2: MSc Civil Engineering Compulsory modules include: MSc Research Project; Data Analysis and Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering Optional modules include: Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Stuctural Engineering, Bioenergy, Railway Engineering and Operations, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Waste Resource Management, Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Steel Buildings, Energy Resources and Engineering, Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings, Project Economics and Management, Wastewater Process Engineering, River and Estuary Restoration, Transport Management and Safety, Highway and Traffic Engineering, Advanced Finite Element Analysis, Flood Modelling and Mitigation, Structural Stability and Finite Element Analysis, Transport Modelling, Transport Energy and the Environment. For a full list of modules please visit the website."

Assessment method

Examinations, presentations, coursework and dissertation

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
  • Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
  • Engineering Council
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject. Module requirements also apply, please see website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information
Civil Engineering with Integrated Qualifying Year at University of Southampton - UCAS