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Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abertay University
5 years
Full time
Master's degree
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Program description

Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering

If you want to know what the future will look like, as a civil or environmental engineer. It's up to them to design and build the structures and infrastructures that improve our lives and protect the natural world. Their work involved everything from constructing bridges and energy plants, to designing flood prevention systems. All students complete a term-long work placement with an engineering or construction company, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and contacts. Industry-funded scholarships and paid work experience opportunities are available. 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Program content


Core modules (subject to change over time)

  • Environmental Management
  • Research Methods
  • Innovation in Design
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • MEng Integrated Design Project
  • MEng Individual Research Project

Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time)

  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences' Earth's Critical Zone
  • BIM Life Cycle
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Plate & Shell Design
  • Finite Elements Analysis
  • Water & Environmental Engineering 2

Assessment method

We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.

Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff. Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.

About this institute

Abertay University

Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops,...

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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom


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