University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Engineering in the Coastal Environment

This career-led programme aims to develop critical awareness and environmental management of coastal issues, and will provide a core knowledge of Coastal Flood Defences, Coastal Morphodynamics and Coastal Sediment Dynamics. Delivered jointly by academics from Civil Engineering and Ocean and Earth Science, this accredited programme provides appropriate vocational training for interested engineers and physical scientists.

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in civil or environmental engineering or oceanography, geography, geology or the environmental and physical sciences. Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually, and any candidates who do not match the standard profile but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Introductory and core modules: Modelling Coastal Processes; Coastal and Flood Defence; Coastal Morphodynamics; Coastal Sediment Dynamics, Environmental Audit and Risk Assessment; GIS; Introduction to Civil Engineering (for non-engineers); Introduction to Marine Geology (for engineers); Key Skills and Applied Coastal Oceanography; Maritime and Coastal Engineering
Optional modules: further module options are available

Sponsorship information

Every year, up to 15 fees only stipends are available to UK/EU students applying for this course. The stipends will be awarded on a competitive basis


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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