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MSc Civil Engineering with Environmental Management

Course summary

This course is subject to validation.

The Civil Engineering with Environmental Management MSc course is a spin-off from the well-established MSc Civil Engineering course at University of East London and provides advanced training for engineers and professionals concerned with building future cities and settlements as safe, sustainable, resilient and adaptable system of 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. 

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Industry standard facilities

State-of-the-art Civil Engineering laboratories

Get the career you deserve

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

Research focused

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


What we are researching

The Civil Engineering subject area in Engineering cluster 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

2. Innovative Materials and Construction Systems
Lead: Dr Ali Abbas
To learn more or see how to join the team email:

3. Emerging Geohazards
Lead: Dr Arya Assadi-Langroudi
To learn more or see how to join the team email:

4. Flood Risk Modelling and Mapping
Lead: Dr Ravindra Jayaratne
To learn more or see how to join the team email:

5. Sustainable Urban Built Environment
Lead: Dr Mihaela Ciupala
To learn more or see how to join the team email:

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

What you'll study

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

Professional Fitness (Mental Wealth) - Engineering Management (core)
Applied Research and Engineering Practice I (core)
Environmental Impact Assessment (Core)
Soil Structure Engineering (Option)
Advanced Structural Analysis (Option)
Highway and Railway Engineering (Option)
Design in Steel and Concrete (Option)
Structural Stability and Dynamics (Option)
Circular Economy and Sustainability (Option)
Environmental Sustainable Engineering and Logistics (Option)
Big Data Analytics (Option)
Machine Learning on Big Data (Option)
Intelligent transport systems (Option)
Industrial Placement (Core for MSc with Industrial Placement)

How you'll be assessed

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. 

How you'll learn

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.

Who teaches this course

Dr Ali Abbas

Dr Mihaela Anca Ciupala

Dr John Walsh

Dr Jawed Qureshi

Dr Sohrab Donyavi

Dr Arya Assadi Langroudi

Alex Apeagyei

Support from the Sustainability Research Institute

What you'll learn

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. Gain a comprehensive understanding of principles and significance of engineering solutions that are cautious to the health of ecosystem health provisions and environmental spheres, and deploying these principles to enhance design and operation efficiency and an in-depth appreciation of greenhouse warming effect and the role of construction sector 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 develop 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.

Your future career

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.

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