How would you improve urban resilience to earthquakes? Could you design and implement a clean water solution in a humanitarian crises? Become a Master of Engineering by studying our enhanced Civil Engineering accredited degree course and develop all the practical and academic skills required to address these challenges.
Our four-year Civil Engineering MEng course will give you all the technical skills and intellectual know how to be a civil engineer in a constantly changing world.
Our MEng course focusses on infrastructure engineering and will give you the practical skills and experience to work on multi-million pound infrastructure projects. You’ll develop crucial mathematical, technical and design skills that all civil engineers need, while taking a more holistic view of the overall design of a built environment which is resilient to future challenges.
At ARU, our research philosophy focusses on future cities, and how infrastructure and communities need to adapt and transform themselves in response to future challenges such as climate change, resource and energy scarcity and an aging and increasing population. Such challenges cannot be tackled by one discipline alone: professionals across the sector need to collaborate to create smart and innovative solutions. As a graduate, you will be ideally placed to work in such multidisciplinary teams, responding to these global challenges. You’ll become a creative problem solver and a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team.
Our facilities are the perfect places to test and research different materials and designs throughout your Civil Engineering course. You’ll work in specialist labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete testing. You'll go out on site visits, and hear guest lecturers from industry. You might even want to enhance your skills and CV by doing a work placement year.
This course includes, at a subsidised cost, a week-long residential field trip to Constructionarium in the first year. Constructionarium is a hands-on construction experience for students; participants construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. The principle is to link academic institutes with industry and to ensure that you can apply your knowledge in a practical, safe and relevant environment.
The MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course prepares you for a design, technical or managerial role in civil engineering. Initially, this position is likely to be with either a multi-disciplinary consulting company, a civil engineering design practice, a large infrastructure organisation or a contracting organisation. After gaining some experience and completing professional qualifications graduates will be able to work as a self-employed consultant or start their own specialist consultancy practice.
Our civil engineering graduates work in a range of project and lead engineer roles in multi-national organisations including Skanska, Network Rail, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, SETRACO Nigeria, Environment Agency and Transport for London as well as in local authorities across the UK.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Employers, consultants and clients in the construction industry value professional qualifications and so the MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering has been presented for accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators who represent several organisations including the Institution of Civil Engineers, one of the main professional bodies representing civil engineering employers and civil engineers. An accredited MEng provides all the academic learning required to become a Chartered Engineer.
Accredited courses are designed to deliver the skills required by employers which means that successful students are highly desirable to civil engineering organisations.
There is a holistic approach to assessment that ensures the learning outcomes have been met. Assessment methods vary, depending on the nature of the module and the type of skill being evaluated. The details of the type, extent and duration of the assessments are provided in the Module Guide for each module. The range of assessment methods may be summarised as follows:
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
Safety footwear (steel toe and midsole) - £40
Additional costs for Constructionarium
You will be asked to make a contribution of £250 towards the cost of food and accommodation. You will also be asked to provide your own safety shoes or boots and warm outdoor clothing. Other personal protective equipment will be provided.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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