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Civil Engineering MEng - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Civil Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Ord Civil Engineering
DipHE Civil Engineering
CertHE Civil Engineering

Professional recognition

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
This Programme is accredited by the European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFB15001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFB15001 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

100148

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Sustainability, Civil & Env Engineering

Programme Leader

BEHNEJAD Alireza (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

05/12/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • To enable students to develop a detailed knowledge and deep understanding of civil engineering principles and the ability to apply these appropriately for the benefit of society
  • To develop in students an independence of logical thought and a critical approach to evidence, theories and concepts that enables both self-learning and self-evaluation
  • To equip students with a range of transferable skills (including teamwork, leadership, management and communication) and to encourage a commitment to continuing personal and professional development
  • To provide the accredited educational base required for chartered engineer status
  • To produce proactive engineering graduates who are well equipped for employment in the Civil Engineering profession, public service or for university research and who have the skills to impact positively on the tasks they undertake
  • In going beyond the requirements of the BEng degree graduates from the MEng programme are expected to demonstrate mastery of complex and specialised areas of knowledge and skills within the area of civil engineering. They should be capable of employing advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for any related decision-making and associated outcomes including the supervision and development of self and others. They should be able to demonstrate that the solutions they develop to meet specific project requirements take account of the wider needs of society
  • To develop skills that enable active participation in a digital, connected civil engineering discipline and professional practice
  • To develop individual, interpersonal and professional skills, relevant to the professional field of civil engineering.
  • To develop competencies to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds in ways that respect the interests of cultural groups and individual rights
  • To create the conditions in which students become resourceful and resilient
  • Recognize issues related to sustainability in the domain of civil engineering and develop skills to manage the associated complexity

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Have a comprehensive understanding of key principles of science relevant to civil engineering. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Be able to deploy a comprehensive range of mathematical methods relevant to civil engineering. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Have a broad knowledge of relevant IT including commercial software packages. K DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Have the ability to deploy a wide range of analytical and design methods used in civil engineering. K DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Have an awareness of developing technologies relevant to civil engineering K Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Know how to conduct and analyse practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Understand the key elements of team working, including the ability to conduct feasibility studies and detailed design as a team in a multidisciplinary environment. K Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Know about the operation of the civil engineering industry, including business practice and project management K Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Understand the professional responsibility of civil engineers and the influence of social, environmental, ethical, economic, and commercial considerations on their activities. K Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Knowledge and understanding of the advanced design processes and methodologies and the ability to adapt them in open ended situations. K MEng
Select and if necessary adapt methods to analyse and solve mathematical, scientific and engineering problems. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Produce sound designs to meet specified requirements, deploying commercial software packages as appropriate. C BEng (Hons), MEng
Carry out a health and safety risk assessment and devise a safe system of working. C DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Display creativity and innovation in solving unfamiliar problems and investigate new and emerging technologies. C Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Exercise independent thought and judgement. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Understand the purpose of an experiment, and so analyse data and draw conclusions and propose further investigations. C DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Interpret technical drawings and sketches. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Plan and execute research to investigate a technical problem. C BEng (Hons), MEng
Ability to learn new theories, concepts and methods in unfamiliar situations. C MEng
synthesis and critical appraisal of the thoughts of others; C MEng
Solve accurately and fluently mathematical problems of relevance to civil engineering. P CertHE, DipHE, BEng (Hons), MEng
Perform practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Use current commercial design and analysis software and to write computer code as necessary. P Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Undertake basic surveying activities P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Prepare and develop technical sketches and drawings, using hand or computer methods as appropriate. P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Research alternative solutions to a client's brief and then evaluate them for technical and commercial viability, safety, and environmental and social impact. P DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Use research methods in an Individual project. P Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Prepare technical reports and presentations. P BEng (Hons), MEng
Work with a team of engineers from other disciplines to produce the design of a real project/plant/development under the supervision of a visiting industrial supervisor. P Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Use common software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint to manipulate, sort and present data. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Programme a computer in a high-level language. T DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Write reports that are well organised and effectively communicate all key information. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Give presentations that are well organised and communicate the intended content such as design concepts, analysis and data with maximum impact. T BEng (Hons), MEng
Lead and be part of a technical team. T BEng (Hons), MEng
Think creatively or laterally in complex environments taking account of commercial and industrial constraints. T BEng (Hons), MEng
Manage time effectively. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons), MEng
Find, evaluate and use limited or contradictory information from the literature (electronic and paper-based), including information from other engineering disciplines. T MEng

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take ENGM001 Multidisciplinary Design Project and choose TWO modules from SEMESTER 1 and FOUR modules from SEMESTER 2 at FHEQ Level 7

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP013 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take ENGM001 Multidisciplinary Design Project and choose TWO modules from SEMESTER 1 and FOUR modules from SEMESTER 2 at FHEQ Level 7

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.