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Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Southampton
Program overview
Length: 4 years
Education level: Master's degree
Price: 20,320 GBP
Start dates
September 2019 
September 2020 
September 2021 

Program description

Program description

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Our courses provide you with the fundamentals of engineering, alongside design modules throughout your degree, which enable you to apply your knowledge and develop the skills you need to become a successful engineer.
This course will provide you with an understanding of the interactions between engineering and our environment, and their importance in the protections and improvement of the natural environment. It has a strong focus on designing and applying technical solutions to problems such as controlling floods, managing waste, and generating energy from renewable sources.
We offer our students a dynamic learning environment; your course will include a combination of lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials, private study, and individual and group projects.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study which you can find listed below. To find the specific grades and entry requirements required for each course, please contact the University.

    Accepted qualifications typically include:

  • GCE A levels and AS levels
  • Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • Access to HE Diplomas
  • BTECs
  • many European and international qualifications
  • combinations of qualifications

If you are taking (or have taken) qualifications not listed on the course pages, admissions tutors will be happy to advise you on entry requirements for the course.

Program content

Course details


The first year provides a solid grounding in engineering science and design with an emphasis placed on civil and environmental engineering.
The second year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Year 1. Mathematics and statistics continue to be taught alongside other Faculty disciplines while, structural analysis, structural design, materials, numerical methods, soil mechanics, construction management, and hydraulics are tailored to civil and environmental engineering needs and applications.
The third year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Years 1 and 2. A group design project offers further opportunity for you to develop and apply design skills while, an individual research project allows you to tailor your engineering focus according to your own specific interests. The majority of modules are specific to civil and environmental engineering. However, you also have the opportunity to choose a language or curriculum innovation module to further broaden your learning.
The fourth year represents the opportunity for you to tailor the focus of your degree by choosing six optional modules. Four of your choices must be related to environmental subjects, of which three options are offered from our MSc programme. A year long group design project, linked to research and industry sponsors, gives you the opportunity to develop a highly refined engineering design solution within a real world context. Project economics and management are taught to provide further transferrable skills for a successful future in industry. Core and compulsory modules: Year 1: Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, ThermoFluids, Design and Computing for Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Fundamentals, Mechanics, Structures and Materials. Year 2: Structural Analysis, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Structural Design and Materials, Design 2, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, Construction Management. Year 3: Individual Project, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Applied Hydraulics, Individual Project, Design 3. Year 4: Group Design Project, Project Economics and Management.

Assessment method

Assessment is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design projects, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises, dissertations and oral presentations.

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University of Southampton

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SO17 1BJ. Southampton
United kingdom


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