Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The course in Civil Engineering with Sustainability aims to produce the next generation of leading civil engineers with specialist knowledge of sustainable infrastructure.

Drawing on an impressive body of pure and applied research engineers and scientists, we will introduce you to mainstream civil engineering knowledge, ranging from geotechnical site assessment to assessing and designing structures and environmental engineering.

Alongside this, we will explore the role of the engineer in current and future projects, following the sustainable ‘cradle to cradle’ approach called for by major institutions such as the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The final year of the MEng is about broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding of the discipline, to better meet the leadership needs of industry.

The MEng programme in Civil Engineering with Sustainability has been designed very much as a ‘hands-on’ learning experience. You will learn fundamental theory, and then have the opportunity to test and apply much of that theory through design in the laboratory, using advanced software, and during field work.

Graduates are equipped to meet the demands of a growing industry, informed by the real world experience of professional engineers who contribute to the programme.

Course Modules

Year 1

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

Construction and Sustainability

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Fundamentals of Structures

Communication, Management and Professional Skills

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

Analytical Methods and Skills for Civil Engineers

Year 2

Civil Engineering Hydraulics

Civil Engineering Materials

Structural Mechanics

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Design

Sustainable Infrastructure and Professional Skills

Year 3

Optional Work Placement

Year 4

Water and wastewater Engineering

Steel and Concrete Design

Construction Contracts,Business and Management

Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Individual Project

Year 5

Sustainable Project Management

Geo-Environmental Engineering

Structural Design and FEA

Water Process Engineering

Infrastructure Management

Group Project

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £19,280 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)79.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic51.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores