MSc Civil Engineering

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  • Objectives
    You will gain a comprehensive understanding of new and developing areas of civil engineering, and the ability to undertake related research, and evaluative and analytical tasks. You acquire the ability to apply analysis and design to relevant practical problems, and you will be able to demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with complex, open-ended, non-conventional problems
  • Entry requirements
    - You should have an Honours Degree in an appropriate subject - Or significant relevant industrial experience (which could be practical, theoretical, managerial, regulatory etc) in a related field, e.g. construction, geology or materials, together with an academic qualification equivalent to a least HNC/D
  • Academic title
    MSc Civil Engineering
  • Course description
    - This relevant, contemporary course develops your ability to apply and integrate undergraduate-level knowledge of civil engineering to deal with realistic practical situations
    - You will create a programme of investigation, select appropriate methodology and undertake critical analysis to provide substantive conclusions
    - The individual research project (postgraduate dissertation) provides you with an opportunity to conduct an in-depth, critical investigation of a topic with a view to contributing to the understanding of some facet of civil engineering
    - You will have the benefit of working in newly-refurbished and completely re-equipped civil engineering laboratories

    Future prospects
    - At the present time there is an annual shortage of Civil Engineering graduates
    - Construction companies are employing increasing numbers of graduates from other fields and sending them for postgraduate training
    - This course will facilitate employment in a professional capacity in companies and organisations involved in technical, environmental and management aspects of civil engineering
    - These businesses could include consultancies, government agencies, local government, contractors, financial institutions, developers and retail organisations

    Typical modules may include
    Core Modules
    - Ground Engineering
    - Advanced Structural Analysis
    - Research Methods
    - Design for Construction
    - Postgraduate Dissertation
    Elective Modules
    - Advanced Project Planning and Control
    - Construction Obligations
    - Construction Technology and Management for Non-Cognate Graduates
    - Environmental Geotechnics
    - Environmental Problem Solving
    - Environmental Research Methods
    - Geotechnical Design
    - Water Engineering
    - Remediation Methods
    - Site Investigation and Land Contamination
    - Spatial Information Systems
    - Structural Engineering
    - Virtual Reality in Design
    - Water and Air Pollution Control

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