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With the ever increasing environmental challenges, there is strong demand for civil and structural engineers who are practically-skilled in efficient design, green construction and sustainable development and who can play a central role in achieving sustainable adaptation to and mitigation of these challenges.
The MSc Sustainable Civil and Structural Engineering programme provides a specialist, technical master's-level education in civil and structural engineering.
The programme is designed to embed the knowledge, skills and understanding required to critically assess the function, use and impacts of concrete, steel and alternative construction materials in structural designs and to participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of engineering projects which are truly sustainable, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to current future generations.
The Sustainable Civil and Structural Engineering MSc provides an opportunity for you to develop advanced specialist knowledge in structural engineering, understand how to address the increasing challenges for the industry and develop your skills for the working environment.
This MSc programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which represents the four major civil engineering institutions and accredits civil engineering programmes on behalf of the Engineering Council, which sets and maintains the standards for the engineering profession in the UK. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
This 12-month programme consists of taught modules over two semesters and a major project starting in semester 2 and continuing through the summer. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and an individual dissertation. Places on the programme are limited to between 15 and 20.
This programme can also be studied part-time over two years. The same modules are followed and the same total credits are achieved, but these are spread over four semesters at 30 credits per semester. The independent research project (module ENGG660) is chosen in the first year, but the completion deadline is not until the end of the second year, allowing flexibility in timing and distribution of effort over the full duration of the course.
Project work, based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, contributes 60 credits and is carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.
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Why School of Engineering?
The School of Engineering has a well-deserved and highly respected reputation for its excellent experimental and computational facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the stateof- the-art ‘Active Learning Labs’, a cutting-edge teaching facility, one of the largest and best equipped in Europe.
We have two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique in the academic world), mechanical robotics, wind turbines, water flumes, additive layer manufacturing and many more facilities.
Our Postgraduate courses are designed to ensure students develop their expertise, communication and team working skills as well as skills in fields of research whilst increasing their employability and professional accreditation.
We provide pathways into rewarding careers and our award-winning University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service provides a range of services to maximise your career prospects and opportunities after you graduate.
There are many opportunities to work with our industry partners and develop your knowledge, skills and experience. Some of our partners include:
- Augusta Westland
- National Oceanography Centre
- BAE Systems
- National Nuclear Laboratory.
World Leading Research
The University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering has the second highest proportion of world-leading research in Metallurgy and Materials in the UK and is also involved with internationally recognised, ground breaking research, including the following:
- The Centre for Biomedical Engineering – The Centre for Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines. We have state-of-the-art biomedical facilities including new tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratories
- Additive Manufacturing and Medical Engineering – we are the international leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) working on both AM equipment development and the production processes for the manufacture of implants. We work with the international leaders in orthopaedic implant manufacturing and world-renowned Metrology/ AM equipment manufacturers to develop our ideas from laboratory to fabrication
- Flight Science and Technology (FS&T) is one of our five star research groups within the School of Engineering and has received over £10 million in funding for ground breaking rotor craft and wing simulations research to date
- The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation – this is the only centre of its kind in Europe, bringing together the expertise, resources and global contacts from the University of Liverpool, University partners and international industry to develop new products, processes and services to deliver positive environmental impacts globally.
Centres of Doctoral Training
The University of Liverpool has been awarded significant funding as part of a government investment in postgraduate training. As one of only 24 UK Universities to be involved in setting up prestigious Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), the University of Liverpool is collaborating in the following CDTs:
- Global Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments
- Next Generation Nuclear
- Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
- New and Sustainable Photovoltaics
- Fusion Energy
- Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean.
These CDTs offer great opportunities for funding PHD study.
Engineering Research Centres
Our postgraduate programmes and worldclass research groups are clustered into interdisciplinary Research Centres which cut across traditional departmental boundaries. The result is a dynamic and stimulating academic environment where you’ll be challenged by new ideas, concepts and approaches to engineering challenges.
The Centre for Materials and Structures incorporates research that is ranked second highest in the UK for world-leading research in Metallurgy and Materials. Core areas of expertise include Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing with lasers, Functional Materials, Bioengineering, Structural Materials and Mechanics.
The Centre for Engineering Dynamics specialises in world-class research on the dynamics of flight, fluids and structures, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Aeroelasticity, Vibration, Flight Simulation, Automative Engine Design, and Complex Systems Dynamics.
The Centre for Engineering Sustainability is excelling through our long-standing expertise in Marine Renewable Energy, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Alternative Technology, and growing areas in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering.
Integrated throughout all of our research centres and working closely with various University departments is our Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. The institute leads our internationally-recognised and acclaimed research and teaching in Engineering Risk Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Robust Design, the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), the Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre, the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and the new Nano Investigation Centre (NiCaL), in addition to close working relationships with many international industrial partners.
Postgraduate research opportunities are continually changing and developing. They may be supported by funding linked to a specific research programme, however we welcome enquiries from applicants with their own research ideas and will work with you to secure funding for your PhD studies.