University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Engineering in the Coastal Environment

The coastal zone is widely recognised as important at national, European and global levels and our unique one-year course has been developed - with input from industry - to enable you to understand environmental issues and apply this to engineering problems. You will further your career by learning core knowledge of environmental coastal engineering; develop key skills - such as the use of numerical models and Environmental Impact Assessment - and to understand the design of coastal structures. You will learn to apply this knowledge to address real problems in the coastal zone.

Entry requirements

MSc: You need a good (2:1) Honours degree in civil or environmental engineering or oceanography, geography, geology or the environmental and physical sciences. We assess applications on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University and relevant experience in an appropriate field to apply.  We will assess your general ability to undertake the degree programme and, if appropriate, candidates will be invited for interview. In all cases, you must provide evidence of a high degree of numeracy.

Course modules

Introductory and core modules: Modelling Coastal Processes; Coastal Flood Defence; Coastal Morphodynamics; Coastal Sediment Dynamics, Environmental Impact Assessment; GIS; Understanding Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) (for nonengineers); Introduction to Marine Geology (for engineers); Key Skills and Applied Coastal Oceanography; Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy; MSc Research Project.

Assessment methods

Written examinations and coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,578 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) SO14 3ZH South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone number: 
02380595000