To manage risks and develop sustainably, we must understand and cater the requirements of/for civil infrastructures and our environment. This course blends together environmental science and management with civil engineering.
The UK Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), US Bureau of Labour Statistics, United Nations (UN) and various international organisations have reported a high skill shortage in environmental engineering throughout the developed and developing world to respond to the increasing climate, demographic (urbanisation), socio-economic and environmental changes.
Our professionally accredited civil and environmental engineering course blends core civil engineering skills and environmental science knowledge, together with numerical and management principles to assess, prevent, protect and control natural and man-made environmental disasters and to lead on sustainable development at local and international level.
It can be studied as the four-year MEng or five-year MEng with Professional Development Training (course code H222) or as the three to four-year BEng (course code H220) by full-time, sandwich or part-time mode of attendance. The four-stage MEng course fully satisfies the educational base for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, whereas the three-stage BEng satisfies the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. By academic progression from BEng to MEng or via our integrated masters courses enables you to achieve educational base CEng status.
Coventry University is ranked as the 15th best UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Our School of Energy, Construction and Environment has a well-established reputation within industry for its courses in civil engineering, construction, geography, disaster, environment and energy management, facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to this course which draws on necessary resources and expertise from across the School.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Our Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng/BEng degree is built on three key themes of: health, safety and environmental risk management; sustainable development; and engineering and environmental design, analysis and practices.
By the end of Stage Three (BEng), if successfully completed your studies will have covered all of the basic academic capabilities necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer status and you can meet Chartered Engineer standards by progressing to the end of Stage Four (MEng). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.
Your studies begin with a firm foundation of maths, environmental science and core civil engineering skills such as laboratory, design, analytical (technical, social, economic/financial, environmental, managerial, legal and ethical context) skills.
You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of structural mechanics, structural behaviour of materials and mathematics for use in solving engineering problems, incorporating safety and sustainability considerations. As the course progresses, we cover more advanced theories of analysis for both statics and dynamics. The skill of using mathematics to develop engineering solutions to these advanced theories is essential and is embedded throughout. We also cover the principles of current methods of structural analysis to Eurocode standards.
Engineering analysis and materials covers the principles of construction material behaviour, soil mechanics and fluid mechanics. You should develop an understanding of the various materials used in construction (such as concrete and cementitious materials, steel, other metals, timber, masonry components, polymers and emerging materials) and geomaterials (such as granular soils and clays), and their suitability for specific applications within the construction industry, while considering construction methods safety and sustainability. You should develop the necessary skills to interpret experimental data for use in solving engineering problems.
As our civil and environmental engineering courses have been designed to meet the needs of niche and highly specialised national and international markets, the focus of our lectures, projects, caste studies and coursework are based on various real life civil related environmental engineering issues.
In addition, by discussing with visiting professionals, visiting sites and mixing with the part time students working in the industry, you will have opportunities to gain experience as a professional civil and environmental engineer.
Similarly, the MEng with Professional Development Programme (PDP) has structured training that will help you to gain some portfolio of experience.
Our degree aims to help you explore a route into many civil and environmental engineering careers and supported by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.
From these, you should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work for environmental policymakers, regulators/operating authorities, (eg. Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), local authorities, planners, emergency services, property developers, international development agencies and NGOs. These skills could also be applied in water, waste and energy utility companies, large infrastructure developers, environmental and engineering consultancies and contractors such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Atkins, JBA, Hyder, and Costain, as well as research organisations like HR Wallingford and CEH.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. You will develop your expertise, gain valuable experience through our Employability Challenge Weeks, Leadership Challenge programme, Skill Development workshops including CV development & job application processes.
When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Where our graduates work
Civil & Environmental Engineering is a new course. However, our Civil Engineering graduates have gone on to occupy positions in engineering consultancies, contractors such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Buro Happold, Atkins, Jacobs, Interserve Project Ltd, Water & Wastewater Companies (e.g. Severn Trent), and local authorities (e.g. Warwickshire County Council).
Previous Environmental Management graduates have gone on to work in industry, local authorities, Environmental Regulators (Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), water and energy utilities, universities and consultancies. Others have undertaken further study, such as a PhD.
Our disaster-management graduates have secured employment in the public and/or private sector working for organisations such as the Red Cross UK, local authorities and the Environment Agency. Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre, RedR India, Oxfam GB, All hands, Lloyds Register, The Catholic Overseas Development Agency (CAFOD) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
|Application portal||UG: UCAS
PG: Post graduate application form
|Mode of payment||In-person/By post/Certain debit or credit cards/Via telephone/Web e-payment gateway|
|Affiliation||Association of Commonwealth Universities University alliance Universities, UK|
|Tuition fees - International students||Intake||International student fees|
|MBA||September, January and May||£18,600|
|MSc||September and January||£16,600|
|MSc with Extended Professional Practice||September and January||£16,700|
|Undergraduate Degree||September and January||£13,900|
|Undergraduate Top-up Degree||September and January||£13,900|
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