University of Portsmouth

MEng Civil Engineering

Want to follow in the footsteps of famous civil engineers, such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, studying in the city he was born in?

On this MEng Civil Engineering integrated Master's degree course, you’ll get to grips with the theory and practice needed for a career in civil engineering and graduate with a postgraduate qualification.

Entry Requirements

A levels – AAB–BBB
UCAS points – 120–136 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from Mathematics (calculate your UCAS points)
BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDD–DDM
International Baccalaureate – 27

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

The skills you develop on this course are highly sought-after by employers in fields such as:

  • civil and structural engineering
  • civil engineering contracting
  • construction engineering

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • civil and structural consultancy engineer
  • civil engineering contractor
  • graduate structural engineer
  • construction engineer

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Construction Management and Practice
Engineering Analysis
Professional Development 1
Soils and Materials 1
Understanding Structures - Analysis and Design
Water and Environmental Engineering

Year 2

Behaviour of Structures
Design of Structural Elements
Numerical Skills and Economics
Professional Development 2
Soils and Materials 2
Optional modules
-Applied Building Information Modelling (BIM)
-Diving and Underwater Engineering A
-Diving and Underwater Engineering B
-Energy Resources and Infrastructure
-Fieldwork for Civil Engineers
-Heritage Property
-International Built Environment Field Work -Introduction to Project Management Principles
-Modern Foreign Language (Institution-wide Language Programme)
Placement year
After your second year, you can take a salaried placement year working in the industry, gaining
valuable experience, and putting your studies to the test.

Year 3

Design of Structures
MEng Individual Research Project
Professional Development 3
Soils and Materials 3
Transportation Engineering
Water Infrastructure

Year 4

Advanced Engineering Science
Environmental Management
Integrated Design Project
Tools, Techniques and Processes of Project Management

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