Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Southampton · School of Civil Engineering and the Environment

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject.

All applicants for the conversion degree in civil engineering will need to demonstrate their competence at mathematics or physics. This would normally be either through the successful completion of mathematics modules as part of their first degree or completion of A-level mathematics or physics.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide you with a sound understanding of civil engineering design and applications through a series of specialist modules in coastal, environmental, infrastructure and transport engineering. Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, this programme meets the further learning requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. We also offer a conversion degree pathway aimed at non-civil engineering graduates who are able to demonstrate their competence at mathematics and physics and who wish to transfer into the civil engineering industry. For UK and EU applicants there is also the option to undertake an 11-month industrial placement following the taught element of the programme. As well as gaining valuable work experience, students will carry out a research project. Please note that industrial placements are not arranged by the University. Students must arrange their own placements.

Compulsory modules: MSc Research Project; Data Analysis and Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering

Optional modules: Understanding Civil Engineering (compulsory for non-civil engineering graduates); Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy; Earthquake Engineering; Project Economics and Management; Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination; Water Resources Planning and Management; Highway Engineering; Waste Resource Management; Advanced Structural Engineering; Advanced Foundation Engineering; Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings; River Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Advanced Finite Element Analysis; Transport Management and Safety; Coastal Flood Defence; Law and Contracts for Civil and Environmental Engineers . The following modules are not available for non-civil engineering graduates: Applied Hydraulics; Geotechnical Engineering; Railway Engineering and Operations; Structural Engineering.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651