Taught course

Sustainable Civil and Structural Engineering

University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

For taught programmes in the School of Engineering, Programme and Major codes are indicated for the MSc (Eng) route only. However, PGDip and PGCert routes are available and students requiring advice about the codes for these programmes should contact the School. For all applicants we expect normally at least a UK 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering only. Previous relevant industry experience is a strong advantage. All applications will be considered on individual merits.

Months of entry


Course content

Both in UK and global contexts environmental threats, impacts and compliance with environmental standards are now mainstream concerns for governments, industry and developers. Environmental change poses challenges to current and future populations and activities on a number of levels; the engineering profession will play a central role in achieving sustainable adaptation to and mitigation of these challenges.

Nationally and internationally the move to low-carbon energy (including nuclear new build and waste management), the protection of coastlines against extreme weather and projected sea level rises, the growth of advanced transport infrastructure, and the sustainable restoration and redevelopment of brownfield land to support expanding urban populations give rise to strong demand for civil and structural engineers not only literate but practically-skilled in sustainable design, low-impact construction and sustainable development.

The aim of the MSc Sustainable Civil and Structural Engineering programme is to provide a specialist, technical Masters-level education in civil and structural engineering. The programme is designed to embed the knowledge, skills and understanding required to critically assess the function, use and impacts of concrete, steel and alternative construction materials in structural designs and to participate in the conception, design, implementation and evaluation of structural engineering projects which contribute to sustainable development in the context of local, regional, national and global environmental challenges.

This 12-month programme consists of taught modules over two semesters and a major project starting in semester 2 and continuing through the summer. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and an individual dissertation. Places on the programme are limited to between 15 and 20.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927