Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our Civil Engineering MEng degree 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.

You will study the traditional elements of civil engineering including structures, materials, fluids, hydraulics, geotechnics and maths. You’ll be introduced to a range of construction topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as structural analysis. You will then move on to advanced topics including sustainable project management and structural design.

Access is available to custom-designed technical facilities to work on your laboratory experiments. These include fluids and hydraulics laboratories, and structures, materials and geotechnics labs. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.

During your studies, there is a residential field trip with hands-on experience in surveying and geology using industry standard equipment. You will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals, as well as visits to construction sites and civil engineering development projects.

Our MEng civil engineering course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MEng degree in civil engineering can be studied full-time over four years, or five years with a placement year. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to fast track you to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in the civil engineering sector. It could be for a contractor, consultant or government authority.

Brunel Engineers is an annual exhibition that showcases our engineering talent at its finest. It’s a great way for you to network with key civil engineering enterprises and experts and show them the innovative, creative and enterprising work you have produced during your time at Brunel.

Course Modules

Year 1

Professional Skills

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

Construction and Sustainability

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Fundamentals of Structures

Analytical Methods and Skills for Civil Engineers

Year 2

Civil Engineering Hydraulics

Civil Engineering Materials

Structural Mechanics

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Design

Sustainable Construction and Professional Skills

Year 3

Structural Analysis

Steel and Concrete Design

Innovative Construction Materials

Construction Contracts, Business and Management

Individual Project

Year 4

Sustainable Project Management

Structural Design and FEA

Water Infrastructure Engineering

Risk and Financial Management

Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design

Group Project

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £18,720 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 subsection