Civil Engineering MSc

Durham University
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • County Durham

This course will provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of Civil Engineering in three ways. Firstly high-quality taught modules will introduce advanced Civil Engineering topics such as structural design and highways engineering. Secondly, a substantial Civil design element will equip you with the ability to carry out structural design using appropriate design standards and numerical analysis tools. Finally, a major research and development project allows you to demonstrate the ability to work independently on a complex topic and demonstrate initiative in the solution of engineering challenges.

Durham University has many researchers tackling the challenge of ensuring sustainability and resilience of the infrastructure that underpins our society and economy. This sustainable infrastructure will form the topic of many of the substantial projects that you will undertake and you are uniquely placed to take advantage of a broad range of expertise in a general engineering department.

Course Structure
The course consists of six core modules to provide advanced engineering education in Civil Engineering technologies. In addition to these taught modules, you will also complete an individual civil design project working with professional engineers and a major, individual research and development project working closely with an academic in your chosen subject area

Core taught content:

Structural Design
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Structures 4
Transportation Infrastructure Engineering
Hydrology and Water Resources
Planning and Contract Law

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