Civil Engineering MSc - 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 Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

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

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

21/11/2017

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

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 Compulsory 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 1
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 Compulsory 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 1
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

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Module requirement for main and subsidiary awards are as follows:
Postgraduate Certificate
 1 module each from the Bridge, Geotechnics, Construction Management & Structural groups
Postgraduate Diploma
 1 module each from the Bridge, Geotechnical, Construction Management & Structural groups
 4 further modules from any module group
Master of Science
As for PGDip plus a Dissertation on a Civil Engineering topic
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

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.