Civil Engineering - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Civil Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Civil Engineering
PGDip Civil Engineering

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61005 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFB61006 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Distance Learning PFB61012 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H200, H200, H200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme Leader

THORNE AM Dr (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Advanced capabilities and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialised aspects of Civil Engineering

It is also designed to update the technical skills of practising engineers engaged in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering works and to contribute to a personal professional development programme

A working knowledge of some of the UK and European standards and codes of practice associated with the design, analysis and construction of civil engineering structures and the ability to interpret and apply these to both familiar and unfamiliar problems

The necessary further learning towards fulfilling the educational base for the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer in both a technical or non-technical capacity dependent upon module selection

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
The mathematical principles necessary to underpin their education in civil engineering and to enable them to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of multi-disciplinary open ended engineering problems K
The properties, behaviour and use of relevant materials K
The management techniques which may be used to achieve Civil Engineering objectives within that context K
Some of the roles of management techniques and codes of practice in design K
The principles and implementation of some advanced design and management techniques specific to Civil Engineering K
Mathematical and computer models relevant to Civil Engineering, and an appreciation of their limitations K
The role of the professional engineer in society, including health, safety, environmental, sustainability, ethical issues and risk assessment within Civil Engineering K
The wider multidisciplinary engineering context and its underlying principles K
Developing technologies related to civil engineering and the ability to develop an ability to synthesize and critically appraise some of them K
The framework of relevant requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk issues (an awareness of) K
The advanced design processes and methodologies and the ability to adapt them in open ended situations K
Analyse and solve problems C
Think strategically C
Synthesis of complex sets of information C
Understand the changing nature of knowledge and practice in the management of culturally diverse construction environments C
Select and transfer knowledge and methods from other sectors to construction-based organisation C
Produce sound designs to meet specified requirements such as Eurocodes, deploying commercial software packages as appropriate C
Synthesis and critical appraisal of the thoughts of others C
Awareness of professional and ethical conduct P
Extract data pertinent to an unfamiliar problem, and apply its solution using computer based engineering tools where appropriate P
Evaluate and integrate information and processes in project work P
Present information orally to others P
Show a capability to act decisively in a coordinated way using theory, better practice and harness this to experience P
Use concepts and theories to make engineering judgments in the absence of complete data P
Observe, record and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods and to present results in appropriate forms for the Civil Engineering industry P
Communicate engineering design, concepts, analysis and data in a clear and effective manner T
Collect and analyse research data T
Time and resource management planning T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time/distance-learning over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 2
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take one from each of the following groups: Bridge, Geotechnics, Construction Management and Structures and a further four modules from any group. Structural Engineering Group Modules ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Space Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures Bridge Engineering Group Modules ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures Construction Management Group Modules ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation ENGM239 Project & Risk Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and resilience ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGMXXX Building Information Modelling Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology ENGM038 Pollution Control ENGM039 Groundwater Control ENGM040 Regulation & Management ENGM057 Water Resources

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 2
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take one from each of the following groups: Bridge, Geotechnics, Construction Management and Structures and a further four modules from any group. Structural Engineering Group Modules ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Space Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures Bridge Engineering Group Modules ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures Construction Management Group Modules ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation ENGM239 Project & Risk Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing ENGM264 Infrastructure Interdependencies and resilience ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGMXXX Building Information Modelling Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology ENGM038 Pollution Control ENGM039 Groundwater Control ENGM040 Regulation & Management ENGM057 Water Resources

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.