M.Sc. Engineering in the Coastal Environment

University of Southampton

Application deadline: May 31
Tuition fee:
  • € 6,724 / Year (EEA)
  • € 19,673 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014, October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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There is a growing need, in industry, government and research, for coastal engineers with a broad understanding of environmental, engineering and oceanographic issues in the coastal zone, such as the rapidly growing populations and economies of coastal areas, and threats like sea-level rise and climate change.

This programme is built around relevant parts of engineering, oceanography and GIS applications, with an emphasis on existing coastal problems.
We have strong links with industry and local authorities responsible for coastal engineering and management.

Careers: Academia; coastal engineering consultancy;Environment Agency; maritime local authorities

Contents

Introductory modules: Introduction to civil engineering (for non-engineers); Introduction to marine geology (for engineers)

Core modules: Applied sediment dynamics; Coastal and flood defence; Coastal morphodynamics; Coastal sediment dynamics; Environmental audit and risk assessment; GIS for coastal engineering; Key skills and applied oceanography; Coastal and maritime energy; Modelling in environmental and earth system science

Assessment: Examination, coursework assignments, dissertation

Requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in civil engineering, oceanography, geography, geology, environmental or physical sciences. Applicants with lower qualifications, but with relevant experience and a high degree of numeracy, are encouraged to apply

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

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Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers as contribution to full membership (MICE). Accreditation may also be awarded by Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Highways and Transportation or Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.

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