University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Civil Engineering

Overview Do you want to build on your knowledge of civil engineering by understanding how environmental factors can influence the engineering process? On our Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering MSc degree course, you'll learn more about the environment's impact on the way we plan, design, construct and manage large-scale public works. You'll cover issues such as pollution, public health and resource management, and study the impacts they make. We'll provide you with the expertise and support you need to develop your professional practice - so that once you graduate, you'll have the expertise to enter a career as a construction industry professional or environmental consultant. What you'll experience On this course you'll: Learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and discussion groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academic staff as well as experienced practitioners from outside organisations Use our laboratory facilities, including an environmental lab and computing equipment Apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of our partnership schemes with local and global organisations Be able to study overseas through the ERASMUS exchange scheme Complete your own civil engineering design project and independent research project Learn how to address complex construction project problems Work experience and career planning We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the construction industry, or in related fields. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Careers and opportunities Civil engineers need a wide range of skills and abilities in order to meet society's changing needs. When you graduate from the MSc Civil Engineering degree course, you'll have the expert knowledge, technical skills and competencies that employers in industry expect. The employment rate for our civil engineering graduates is excellent. Career opportunities include: Civil engineering Site engineering Construction Consultancy Project management

Entry requirements

MSc: A good honours degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

The course is divided into three stages, the first two stages are generally taught through formal tuition, with stage three covering independent research in an academic or industrial setting. You will build upon established fundamental civil/construction engineering and project management principles in order to confidently apply them to a range of complex construction project problems. Here are the units you will study: Environmental Management for Civil Engineering: This introduces you to the main environmental issues associated with civil engineering projects and how they are considered and mitigated in the Environmental Assessment process. Civil Engineering Science: This unit seeks to integrate the topics of analytical structural analysis, numerical analysis and solving engineering problems. Whilst introducing you to the finite element method (FEM) and application of FEM software packages, this unit aims to give you the ability to solve engineering problems in the design of real structures. Civil Engineering Design Project: In this unit you will have the opportunity to simulate the design activities of a civil engineering consultancy. Project briefs are typically drawn from the work of professional contacts in the civil engineering industry. You will be required to make professional contacts, obtain advice and guidance, carry out research and conduct site visits outside the University. Strategic and General Management: On this unit you will cover management in the construction industry, and the development of organisational and project strategic direction, taking into account internal and external environments. Independent Research Project: This covers the generic research framework within which new knowledge is discovered, and involves the practical application of research skills and techniques to a chosen system within the construction industry.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: Teaching on this course will focus on small lectures, seminars and discussion groups. It will also centre on supporting your independent learning strategies, which tutorials will help to develop. How are you assessed? Assessment can take many forms and is geared towards the subject matter in a way that encourages a deeper understanding and allows you to develop your skills. Examples are: examinations, coursework, projects, a dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,350 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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