September 2020 start
MSc

Civil Engineering and Management

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This multidisciplinary course will build your technical civil engineering expertise and management skills. We'll empower you to manage sustainable and complex construction projects and become a future leader in the modern construction industry. The course is academically rigorous, but deeply rooted in the real environment of the modern construction industry.
Civil Engineering and Management

Course description

Being able to manage complicated civil engineering systems efficiently is an important part of industrial practice, especially in light of the global push to reduce carbon emissions. This course integrates a strong technical background with the fundamentals of construction management. The management aspects have a strong contextual grounding in the civil and structural engineering profession, which will be taught via directly applicable examples.

The course develops your communication and negotiation skills, and explores management and business practices in the context of designing and maintaining infrastructure. You’ll learn to address the challenges facing modern construction practices, and investigate the methods that engineers employ to make the built environment more resilient and sustainable. You’ll also develop an awareness of the social, commercial and ethical context of your profession.

This course teaches you how to design with the least possible environmental impact. We offer a fresh perspective on solving the toughest global engineering problems, such as the causes and effects of climate change.

You’ll be taught by a mix of research-active academics and specialist construction management professionals, and learn through directed reading, lectures, tutorials, problem-solving classes and classroom discussions.

Modules

Core modules

  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Asset Management
  • Engineering within Planetary Capacity
  • Management of Construction – Enabling Skills
  • Application of Management in Construction
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Sustainable Drainage and Green Infrastructure
  • Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
  • Advanced Engineering Research Study

Teaching

You'll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab work. Some modules will include site visits and engage our industrial partners.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through exams, coursework, oral presentations and interviews and a dissertation and report.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in Civil & Structural Engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Contact

civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.