MSc Civil Engineering with Sustainability

Student Practical Engineering UEL Clearing 2018

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Fees and Funding

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  • Core Modules

    Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management)

    To module assess the role of the engineer / construction manager in industry and the community. It investigates advances in engineering / construction technology and analyse its effect on the production process. The module will involve studying current management skills and the appropriate numerical techniques, contract procedures and financial controls.


    Applied Research and Engineering Practice 1

    Applied Research skills are key to addressing engineering challenges and providing creative solutions. The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore a research topic in depth, with appropriate research methods, Interpret the results in an engineering context, provide critical discussion and conclusions, and compose a research dissertation. The students will undertake this in subject areas relevant to the programme they are enrolled on. It also allows them to plan and execute their work plan and manage their time as well as exercising their engineering judgment and applying principles of engineering practice. They are encouraged to experience engineering as problem solving, considering the systematic processes that engineers use to define and resolve problems.


    Advanced Structural Analysis

    The module aims to o provide advanced skills for the analysis of structures (such as buildings, roofs and bridges) as well as an opportunity to practice using current computing tools to perform such structural analysis. The module is very hands on and develops the students engineering judgement and equip them with necessary skills to be able to devise sensible modelling strategies and make sound decisions.


    Circular Economy and Sustainability

    The ill-informed use and management of construction materials continues to be a global problem and there is a requirement to rationalise the choice and use of materials towards more circular economies where materials and waste remain within the economy cycle for as long as possible. Engineers need to understand the opportunities available to minimise, recycle or recuse the construction waste to minimise the carbon footprint.

    This module has an emphasis on resources consumption and an understanding of circular economy thinking towards a more sustainable society. You will learn to conduct life cycle assessment, life cycle management and related environmental systems analysis approaches, and to make informed decisions about materials and construction methods using life cycle analysis.

    Optional Modules

    Environmental Impact Assessment

    This is a heavily research-informed, problem-centred, module with insights from industrialists. It explores the process of evaluating the potential effects of construction on the environment - known worldwide as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The module has two principal themes. The rationale of EIA, and its legal and planning framework is first introduced. The module then introduces the potential impacts and matters than need to be taken into account as part of EIA, how these can be captured, assessed and monitored to minimize the unwelcomed environmental ramifications. Practical case studies and examples will be used here, including but not limited to deep basements, development on challenging grounds like peatlands and reclaimed lands. You are expected to gain insight into possible environmental limitations and risks, management, decision-making, and monitoring.

    The emphasis will be on EIA procedures in the UK, and how this exercise brings together different disciplines and stakeholders. On completing this module, you should be able to identify the need for EIA in construction projects, and that should EIA is needed, how the assessment can be planned and implemented, what soft and hard tools are available to conduct such an assessment, and how potential impacts of construction can be predicted, prevented, corrected and monitored. You should demonstrate your ability in underpinning your ideas with good reasoning, in a critical and professional manner.


    Design in Steel and Concrete

    Structural design is a vital step in many construction, infrastructure and engineering projects in general. The module aims to provide advanced current design practice and assessment techniques as used in a modern design office; knowledge of recent research and the philosophy behind the relevant Codes of Practice and British Standards.


    Highway and Railway Engineering

    This module will provide you with the knowledge that will enable you to become competent in highway and railway engineering. You will gain the skills and appreciations of requirements, methods and techniques for designing and maintaining highway and railway pavement systems. The module will cover the impact of the roadway environment and the physical infrastructures assets like bridges, drains, etc.


    Soil Structure Engineering

    This module introduces the application of geotechnical engineering design approaches and in particular the concepts of soil/structure interaction to the design, construction and maintenance of deep foundations, excavations and flexible earth retaining structures.


    Structural Stability and Dynamics

    The module aims to provide you with a systematic understanding of advanced knowledge of structural stability and dynamics of structures; to enable you to critically appraise and apply current structural stability and dynamics analysis methods.


    Intelligent Transport Systems

    This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts of transportation policy, transportation modelling and safety, along with an understanding of the technological and legal aspects of transportation as well as an awareness of environmental issues. The objective is to provide you with the knowledge that will enable you to become competent practitioners in transport systems and transport infrastructure areas.




Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.