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
Home/EU £5,400; International £15,800
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
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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
No work experience is required.
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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