Taught course

Flood and Coastal Engineering

Brunel University, London · Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK first or second (2.1 or 2.2) honours degree in a relevant discipline. This will usually be in engineering, mathematics, environmental science, geography or geology.

Months of entry


Course content

Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives.

Our new Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc has been developed with the Environment Agency to maintain and enhance the skills and experience of professionals to deliver successful flood management to protect communities from flooding. The course is sponsored by the Environment Agency, supported by local authorities across the UK, and is delivered in cooperation with HR Wallingford, a renowned independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation with expertise in flood risk assessment and management.
On the course you’ll develop your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to manage and mitigate risk against extreme flood events through environmental assessment and strategic management. You’ll also develop your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design.
This course is for graduates who have usually studied engineering, mathematics, environmental science, geography or geology and are now looking to become chartered engineers. The course engages students in knowledge, understanding and application of engineering solutions, and is closely aligned to environmental, social and climatic issues affecting our world today.
Course Content
  • Advanced River and Coastal Science
  • Advanced River and Coastal Engineering
  • Flood and Coastal Management, Governance and Risk
  • Mathematical Methods, Data and GIS
  • Design Projects
  • Structures, Soil Mechanics and Design

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,250 part time
International students
£8,750 part time

Find out about funding for postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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