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This course is subject to validation.

The MSc Civil Engineering with Environmental Management course is a hybrid programme bringing together subjects from the Engineering, Construction, Transportation, Logistics, Computing and Business subject areas. It provides advanced training for engineers and professionals concerned with building future cities and settlements as safe, sustainable, resilient and adaptable systems. 

The course is multidisciplinary in nature and instates in students the capability of designing systems that are resilient to the extreme climates and emerging hazards; systems that have better symbiosis with natural environmental systems.

What we are researching

The Civil Engineering subject area in Engineering  has an integrated research structure to enable major engineering challenges to be tackled effectively.The cluster has world class and unique facilities, internationally established research leaders, a strong Postgraduate Research population and a culture of innovation and enterprise. 

The five Research Themes within the Civil Engineering subject area are:

  1. Connected Devices and Smart Systems Lead: Dr Jaswinder Lota. To learn more or see how to join the team, email: Dr Jaswinder Lota, Dr Samir Morad  (Biomedical Systems), or Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam  (Manufacturing)
  2. Innovative Materials and Construction Systems Lead: Dr Ali Abbas. To learn more or see how to join the team, email: a.abbas@uel.ac.uk
  3. Biomimetics and Geohazards Lead: Dr Arya Assadi-Langroudi, Web: www.geohazards.co.uk. To learn more or see how to join the team, email: A.AssadiLangroudi@uel.ac.uk
  4. Flood Risk Modelling and Mapping Lead: Dr Ravindra Jayaratne. To learn more or see how to join the team, email: r.jayaratne@uel.ac.uk
  5. Sustainable Urban Built Environment Lead: Dr Mihaela Ciupala. To learn more or see how to join the team, email: m.a.ciupala@uel.ac.uk

What makes this course different

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Industry standard facilities

State-of-the-art Civil Engineering laboratories

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Get the career you deserve

Career-focused curriculum in partnership with ICE and our Industry Advisory Board

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Research focused

Research-informed curriculum and chance to work with the Sustainability Research Institute and to be involved in our funded live research projects


Whilst studying on the MSc in Civil Engineering and Environmental Management you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the most recent theories and practices in civil engineering.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and significance of engineering solutions that are kind to the  ecosystem, health provisions and environmental spheres.

You will deploy these principles to enhance design and operation efficiency. You will gain an in-depth appreciation of the greenhouse warming effect and the role of the construction sector, which aims to combat this through adopting low carbon engineering interventions, waste management and use of alternative materials; also the impacts of design on the environment.

The programme will help you utilise techniques for analysing and solving problems within the civil engineering context, understand the role of the engineer as an important professional in society and the sustainable built environment and deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences and stakeholders.


This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.


  • Core Modules

    Soil Structure Engineering

    This module introduces the application of geotechnical engineering design approaches and in particular the concepts of soil/structure interaction to the design, construction and maintenance of deep foundations, excavations and flexible earth retaining structures.

    Optional Modules

    Advanced Structural Analysis

    The module aims to o provide advanced skills for the analysis of structures (such as buildings, roofs and bridges) as well as an opportunity to practice using current computing tools to perform such structural analysis. The module is very hands on and develops the students engineering judgement and equip them with necessary skills to be able to devise sensible modelling strategies and make sound decisions.


    Highway and Railway Engineering

    This module will provide you with the knowledge that will enable you to become competent in highway and railway engineering. You will gain the skills and appreciations of requirements, methods and techniques for designing and maintaining highway and railway pavement systems. The module will cover the impact of the roadway environment and the physical infrastructures assets like bridges, drains, etc.


    Design in Steel and Concrete

    Structural design is a vital step in many construction, infrastructure and engineering projects in general. The module aims to provide advanced current design practice and assessment techniques as used in a modern design office; knowledge of recent research and the philosophy behind the relevant Codes of Practice and British Standards.


    Structural Stability and Dynamics

    The module aims to provide you with a systematic understanding of advanced knowledge of structural stability and dynamics of structures; to enable you to critically appraise and apply current structural stability and dynamics analysis methods.


    Environmental Sustainable Engineering & Logistics

    The module provides a holistic approach to deliver sustainable construction projects. The module focuses on sustainable development and sustainable construction. The module will enable you to explore and develop your understanding of the construction industry, and its environmental challenges and opportunities. You will learn about the industry's output, scope and constraints. Integrated process of design, operation and management will be the core of this module. The module considers management of health and safety within the built environment including relevant regulations and management systems.


    Innovation, Sustainability and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector

    The module will introduce you to theoretical and empirical framework to analyse evolving nature of oil and gas sector. In particular, it focuses on transformational change presented by innovation, sustainability and transition of strategies, policies and processes in the oil and gas sector. Drawing on the conceptual underpinning the module provides a petroleum (oil and gas) sector-specific overview introducing students to major themes and debates.


    Intelligent Transport Systems

    This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts of transportation policy, transportation modelling and safety, along with an understanding of the technological and legal aspects of transportation as well as an awareness of environmental issues. The objective is to provide you with the knowledge that will enable you to become competent practitioners in transport systems and transport infrastructure areas.


Our unique teaching approach aims to promote Learning by Doing through guiding you to use observational, prototyping, computer analysis and physical simulation methods in design, in addition to teaching you the theories, engineering principles and standards. You will be encouraged to be creative, innovative and to use advanced digital tools to shape your imaginations and translate them to specifications for structures and systems that you design.

You will have access to our many engineering and environmental laboratories (broad range of facilities available including XRD, XRF, SEM EDX, CHN Analyser, Environmental Chamber, pH/EC analyser, FTIR, ...), and will be guided by our strong team of academics throughout your learning journey and at all stages. Teaching will be mainly through physical attendance in lectures, tutorial and practical sessions. You will also have a broad suite of online and virtual learning tools to complement your learning.


Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course.

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Ali Abbas

Course Leader for MSc Civil Engineering and MSc Structural Engineering

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John William Walsh

Dr Walsh is a Senior Lecturer across all civil engineering programmes, with over thirty years of experience in the field.

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Jawed Qureshi

Dr Jawed Qureshi is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Design.

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Arya Assadi Langroudi

Dr Arya Langroudi is the Leader for the Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) programme, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and fellow of the Royal Society.

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Alex Apeagyei

Dr Apeagyei has extensive industrial, academic and research experience in Highway and Transportation Engineering, across three continents.

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Our Civil Engineering graduates are broadly employed by consultancies in private and public sector. This MSc course will prepare graduates for careers in a range of engineering disciplines; opportunities from EIA consultancy, environmental technology consultancy and infrastructure engineering through to structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, highway engineering, and areas around engineering of smart infrastructure built environment.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.