Civil Engineering - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Civil Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Ord Civil Engineering
DipHE Civil Engineering
CertHE Civil Engineering

Professional recognition

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

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFB15001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFB15001 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

H200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

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

To enable students to develop a detailed knowledge and deep understanding of civil engineering principles and the ability to apply these appropriately for the benefit of society

To develop in students an independence of logical thought and a critical approach to evidence, theories and concepts that enables both self-learning and self-evaluation

To equip students with a range of transferable skills (including teamwork, leadership, management and communication) and to encourage a commitment to continuing personal and professional development

To provide the accredited educational base required for chartered engineer status

To produce proactive engineering graduates who are well equipped for employment in the Civil Engineering profession, public service or for university research and who have the skills to impact positively on the tasks they undertake

In going beyond the requirements of the BEng degree graduates from the MEng programme are expected to demonstrate mastery of complex and specialised areas of knowledge and skills within the area of civil engineering. They should be capable of employing advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for any related decision-making and associated outcomes including the supervision and development of self and others. They should be able to demonstrate that the solutions they develop to meet specific project requirements take account of the wider needs of society

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Have a comprehensive understanding of key principles of science relevant to civil engineering. K
Be able to deploy a comprehensive range of mathematical methods relevant to civil engineering. K
Have a broad knowledge of relevant IT including commercial software packages. K
Have the ability to deploy a wide range of analytical and design methods used in civil engineering. K
Have an awareness of developing technologies relevant to civil engineering K
Know how to conduct and analyse practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. K
Understand the key elements of team working, including the ability to conduct feasibility studies and detailed design as a team in a multidisciplinary environment. K
Know about the operation of the civil engineering industry, including business practice and project management K
Understand the professional responsibility of civil engineers and the influence of social, environmental, ethical, economic, and commercial considerations on their activities. K
Knowledge and understanding of the advanced design processes and methodologies and the ability to adapt them in open ended situations. K
Select and if necessary adapt methods to analyse and solve mathematical, scientific and engineering problems. C
Produce sound designs to meet specified requirements, deploying commercial software packages as appropriate. C
Carry out a health and safety risk assessment and devise a safe system of working. C
Display creativity and innovation in solving unfamiliar problems and investigate new and emerging technologies. C
Exercise independent thought and judgement. C
Understand the purpose of an experiment, and so analyse data and draw conclusions and propose further investigations. C
Interpret technical drawings and sketches. C
Plan and execute research to investigate a technical problem. C
Ability to learn new theories, concepts and methods in unfamiliar situations. C
synthesis and critical appraisal of the thoughts of others; C
Solve accurately and fluently mathematical problems of relevance to civil engineering. P
Perform practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. P
Use current commercial design and analysis software and to write computer code as necessary. P
Undertake basic surveying activities P
Prepare and develop technical sketches and drawings, using hand or computer methods as appropriate. P
Research alternative solutions to a client's brief and then evaluate them for technical and commercial viability, safety, and environmental and social impact. P
Use research methods in an Individual project. P
Prepare technical reports and presentations. P
Work with a team of engineers from other disciplines to produce the design of a real project/plant/development under the supervision of a visiting industrial supervisor. P
Use common software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint to manipulate, sort and present data. T
Programme a computer in a high-level language. T
Write reports that are well organised and effectively communicate all key information. T
Give presentations that are well organised and communicate the intended content such as design concepts, analysis and data with maximum impact. T
Lead and be part of a technical team. T
Think creatively or laterally in complex environments taking account of commercial and industrial constraints. T
Manage time effectively. T
Find, evaluate and use limited or contradictory information from the literature (electronic and paper-based), including information from other engineering disciplines. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM001 MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROJECT Compulsory 30 1
ENGM006 WIND ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
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
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
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
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Students must choose ONE module from GROUP 1 and TWO modules from GROUP 2 at FHEQ Level 7

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP013 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM001 MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROJECT Compulsory 30 1
ENGM006 WIND ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
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
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
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
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Students must choose ONE module from GROUP 1 and TWO modules from GROUP 2 at FHEQ Level 7

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.