University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering

This course is suited to those with an eye for materials, material structure and material mechanics. Our course aims to extend your understanding of the core disciplines of civil engineering and widen your professional scope to include expertise in geotechnical engineering. From ground investigations to soil structure testing, you will gain the analytical and technical skills required to make informed decisions when faced with the complex geotechnical problems of construction projects.

Entry requirements

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 with due regard to related geotechnical factors.

Here are the units you will study:

Environmental Management for Civil Engineering: This unit 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: In this unit you will study integrated topics of analytical structural analysis, numerical analysis and solving engineering problems. Whilst being an introduction 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.
Geotechnical Engineering Design Project: This unit gives you an 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: 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. It includes:

examinations,
coursework,
projects,
a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555