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Civil Engineering (with Placement Year) (MEng) - Brunel
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Civil Engineering (with Placement Year) (MEng) - Brunel

Brunel University London
On campus
 4140 Points
5 Years
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

Program Description

The master in Civil Engineering (with Placement Year) (MEng) is a highly innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and management skills to meet the real-world needs of the civil engineering and construction industry.

In the master in Civil Engineering (with Placement Year) (MEng), you will study the traditional elements of civil engineering including design, structures, materials, fluid mechanics, geotechnics, and maths. You’ll be introduced to a range of construction topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as structural analysis and computational mechanics. You will then move on to advanced topics including project management, structural design, and FEA.

The placement year costs £1,385. £3,000 fee reduction in final year

Entry Requirements

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Course Content

Course delivery is a combination of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of mainstream civil engineering. You’ll also develop your reflective skills and professional development planning through the ‘Professional Skills’ module and your personal development log.

In later years, you move on to modern topics such as innovative construction materials as well as advanced subjects including water infrastructure engineering and risk and financial management. You will work on your individual research project in your third year and your group design project in your MEng final year.


Teaching and Learning

Our civil engineering degrees are delivered by a diverse team of academic staff. This means you’ll be learning from a teaching team with both scientific knowledge and industrial experience. There will also be guest lectures from our industry partners and civil engineering site visits.

Study will combine lectures, tutorials and seminars, laboratory work, computer modelling, field work, self-study, research reports and project work.



Year 1

Engineering Mathematics and Programming

Engineering Practice

Engineering Systems and Energy

Engineering Mechanics and Materials II

Introduction to Contemporary Civil Engineering

Year 2

Structural Mechanics

Civil Engineering Toolbox and Professional Skills

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Design and Detailing


Construction Material and Sustainability

Placement Year

Placement Year

Year 4

Innovative Construction Materials

Design of Structural Systems

Contract Management, Procurement and Risk

Structural Analysis and Computational Mechanics

Final Year Project

Year 5

Structural Design and FEA

Water Infrastructure Engineering

Risk and Financial Management

Project Management

Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design

Major Group Project

Jobs - Careers

Many of our civil engineering graduates begin their careers with contractors and consultants working on large infrastructure projects such as:

  • Bridges
  • High-rise Buildings
  • Tunnels
  • Flood And Coastal Defence Schemes
  • Transport
  • Highways
  • Water Treatment
  • Modern Methods Of Construction

Some go on to jobs with multinational and local government agencies or major firms of consulting engineers. Others specialise in:

  • Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Innovative Materials
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Tunnelling
  • Geotechnical Exploration
  • Highway Engineering

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