Find a Degree Undergraduate Civil and Structural Engineering (MEng) (H225)

Degree Structure

A degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (MEng) is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics (EG1008)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012)
  • CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (EG1010)
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 45 credit points, including at least 30 from Sustained Study, Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012)
  • Process Engineering (EG2011)
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004)
  • Design and Computing (EG2501)
  • Solids and Structures (EG2502)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007)
  • Stress Analysis A (EG3015)
  • Fluid Mechanics (EG3018)
  • Geotechnics 1 (EG3027)
  • Mechanics of Structures (EG3518)
  • Design of Structural Elements (EG3519)
  • Structural Dynamics (EG3538)
  • Project and Safety Management (EG3599)
  • Civil Engineering Design and Surveying (EG3720)

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • MEng Individual Project (EG4013)
  • Geotechnics 2 (EG40JE)
  • Civil Engineering Hydraulics (EG40JF)
  • Advanced Structural Design (EG40JG)
  • Advanced Structural Analysis (EF4526)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further credit points from Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Fifth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Advanced Topics for MEng Study (EG5085)
  • Mathematical Optimisation (EG5090)
  • Structural Dynamics (EG5056)
  • Project Management Essentials (EG5572)
  • MEng Group Design (EG5565)

Optional Courses

  • Applied Numerical Methods (EG5598) or Pipelines and Soil Mechanics (EG55F2) or Risers Systems and Hydrodynamics (EG55F6)

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Civil Engineering graduates are sought after in a wide variety of industries and business sectors. Civil Engineering graduates work in civil and structural companies, working on site, in design offices, project management, buildings and environmental engineering.

At the University of Aberdeen, we give you every opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop the professional and personal skills and attributes you will need to build a successful career. The high quality of our degrees combined with our strong focus on employability opens up a wide range of career options, which is demonstrated by our consistently low rate of unemployment (2% below the national average in 2010/11).

Career options with your career

Many graduate jobs are open to students studying any subject area.

Our graduates have found employment with

  • Halliburton
  • Petrofac
  • Aker Solutions
  • Amec
  • Wood Group PSN
  • Subsea 7
  • ExxonMobil
  • Technip
  • Shell
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Acergy
  • BP

More information on career prospects in Engineering.

General Information

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