Integrated Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Integrated Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture

Combine civil engineering with architecture, and discover their importance for developing sustainable, urban areas. If you're following a career in structural engineering design, this course is for you. You'll focus your studies on structures, materials and construction processes. You’ll learn key design and manufacturing skills and gain a solid understanding of both subjects.

The first 2 years of this MEng Civil Engineering and Architecture degree are the same as our other civil engineering courses. You'll cover mechanics, materials, thermofluids and construction management. In the third year you’ll specialise in civil engineering with a focus on urban design.

You'll put architectural principles into practice through design projects. These are taught by structural engineers and architects, and include:

  • an architectural group project, to design a complex building in an urban area
  • an individual architectural engineering project of your choice
  • Our Design Show blog has examples of our students’ design work.
  • You'll have access to our extensive facilities, including:
  • National Infrastructure Laboratory
  • professional manufacturing centre
  • hydraulics and geotechnics labs
  • heavy structures facilities

As part of this course you can:

  • apply analytical techniques and problem-solving skills to engineering problems
  • develop technical skills, such as computer-aided design (CAD), model-making, surveying and computer programming
  • take part in the Constructionarium challenge, where teams build scaled-down versions of famous structure
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement.

This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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Admission requirements


A*AA including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 38 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation, and 6 at Higher Level in an additional required subject


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order)
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without additional A-levels
  • We do not accept the BTEC Diploma without additional A-levels
  • Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Civil Engineering Fundamentals
  • Design and Computing for Civil Engineers
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment
  • Mechanics, Structures and Materials
  • ThermoFluids
  • Course structure

Year 2

  • City Infrastructure Design Project
  • Hydraulics
  • Liveable Cities
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II
  • Numerical Methods
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design and Materials

Year 3

  • Architecture 3
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Individual Project
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Design

Year 4

  • Architectural Engineering Project
  • Architectural Group Design Project
  • Project Economics and Management
  • You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

Advanced Finite Element Analysis

  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Architectural and Building Acoustics
  • Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Steel Buildings
  • Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings
  • Energy Resources and Engineering
  • Transport Management and Safety
  • Transport, Energy and the Environment
  • Waste Resource Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and international students: £22,760 per year.


  • Final award: Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Name of award: Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BEng (Hons))
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 7

Career paths

You'll graduate from this course with the knowledge and skills to embark on a successful career as a civil engineer or architect. The transferable skills you develop in critical thinking, problem-solving and communication are also valued by many other employers.

Graduate roles you could go into include:

  • civil engineer
  • environmental engineer
  • structural engineer
  • transport planner
  • coastal engineer
  • construction manager
  • design engineer
  • flood risk officer

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