Taught course

Engineering in the Coastal Environment

Institution
University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in civil engineering, environmental or physical sciences, geography, geology or oceanography.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The coastal zone is widely recognised as important at national, European and global levels. Skilled graduates who can understand environmental issues and apply this to engineering problems are in high demand. Designed with your future career in mind, this course will enable you to acquire core knowledge of environmental coastal engineering, develop key skills such as the use of numerical models and Environmental Impact Assessment, understand the design of coastal structures, and enable you to apply this knowledge to address real problems in the coastal zone. This unique one-year course is taught jointly by Engineering and the Environment and Ocean and Earth Science, with extensive input from industry.

Introductory and core modules: Modelling Coastal Processes; Coastal Flood Defence; Coastal Morphodynamics; Coastal Sediment Dynamics, Environmental Impact Assessment; GIS; Understanding Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) (for nonengineers); Introduction to Marine Geology (for engineers); Key Skills and Applied Coastal Oceanography; Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, we need to ensure that your listening, written and spoken English skills would enable you to enjoy the full benefit of your studies. For entry onto our programmes, you will need an acceptable English Language qualification such as IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent in other approved English language tests.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Email
mscenq@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 8310