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*This course is subject to validation.

The Civil Engineering with Sustainability MSc course provides advanced training for engineers and professionals concerned with a future built environment that is design and operation efficient, in line with the UK's goal, alongside with other nations, to achieve 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.

The course is multidisciplinary in nature and instates in students the capability of designing systems that are resilient to the extreme climates and relax the greenhouse warming effect.

This course uses the concepts of civil engineering and adaptation to frame an understanding of the sustainability, aiming to train structural design engineers who have a fair understanding of materials and methods for designing low whole-life carbon structures.

What makes this course different

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State-of-the-art engineering and microanalytical laboratories

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

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


You will have four core (mandatory) modules and the choice of one module from a pool of six optional modules. Your core modules cover four areas of advanced structural analysis, circular economy, sustainability, and engineering management. Your optional modules are designed to cover five themes, giving you the liberty to choose your specialist niche direction.

These five themes include: Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Highways & Railways, Geotechnics, Environmental Engineering & Logistics.


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


  • Core Modules

    Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management)

    To module assess the role of the engineer / construction manager in industry and the community. It investigates advances in engineering / construction technology and analyse its effect on the production process. The module will involve studying current management skills and the appropriate numerical techniques, contract procedures and financial controls.


    Applied Research and Engineering Practice 1

    Applied Research skills are key to addressing engineering challenges and providing creative solutions. The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore a research topic in depth, with appropriate research methods, Interpret the results in an engineering context, provide critical discussion and conclusions, and compose a research dissertation. The students will undertake this in subject areas relevant to the programme they are enrolled on. It also allows them to plan and execute their work plan and manage their time as well as exercising their engineering judgment and applying principles of engineering practice. They are encouraged to experience engineering as problem solving, considering the systematic processes that engineers use to define and resolve problems.


    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.

    Optional Modules

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 will be via a broad range of vehicles including written examinations, presentations, coursework and viva (for dissertation). You will have access to and use a number of digital tools in completing your assessment, including Microsoft Teams.


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.

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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Ali Abbas

Course Leader for MSc Civil Engineering and MSc Structural Engineering

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Dr Ravindra Jayaratne

Dr Jayaratne is a specialist in Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Extreme Waves and Glacier Lake Outburst Floods with over 20 years' research experience.

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Jaya Acharya Nepal

Dr Nepal is a Senior Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering and teaches modules in undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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What we're researching

Our academic staff bring a huge amount of research knowledge to bear on their teaching, so you can be sure that what you study reflects the most up-to-date thinking and practice. Alongside strong academic credentials, many have extensive industrial experience as practising civil engineers.

Their expertise includes coastal and river engineering, structural analysis and design, geotechnical analysis and design, laboratory modelling and computational structural mechanics.

For example, Senior Lecturer Dr Ali Abbas has expertise in Finite Element Analysis of concrete structures. His current area of research involves studying the responses of reinforced concrete structures to seismic and impact conditions, such as earthquakes.

He brings to the department extensive practical experience in the analysis and design of structures, including modelling and experimental work. His work has been widely published in leading journals and at international conferences.

Senior Lecturer Dr Ravindra Jayaratne has worked with academics in UK, Japan, Canada and Mexico on mechanisms to counter the deadly effects of tsunamis and storm surges, while Senior Lecturer Dr Anca Ciupala is researching how to strengthen earthquake-hit buildings with fibre-reinforced polymer materials.

Senior lecturer Dr Jaya Nepal is researching in performance assessment of deteriorating infrastructure and sustainable materials.

We're also developing innovative technologies to promote carbon-neutrality and eco-efficiency through our Sustainability Research Institute, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The MEng is for more academically able students. It's very similar to the BEng but takes you further so you can go on to work towards Chartered Engineering status. There is an extra emphasis on teamwork and integrated design work.

Dr Arya Assadi Langroudi

Civil Engineering, MEng, Course Leader


You will enter the civil engineering and construction sector as a design engineer or consultant. You will benefit from both having a thorough knowledge of engineering design, as well as fundamental knowledge needed in projects to meet compliance with resilience and sustainability requirements.

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