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Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc

Brunel University London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Take your knowledge one step further with the Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc. Sponsored by the Environment Agency, funded places are available for part-time students in employment with the Environment Agency or a risk management authority.

This MSc course has been developed to address the increasing demand for creative and innovative professionals who can help deliver flood management initiatives to protect communities against flooding. The course is led by Brunel and co-delivered with HR Wallingford, a world-renowned civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.

You will develop advanced technical engineering understanding and skills required to plan, design, implement and manage projects and strategies dealing with flood and coastal risk mitigation and management.

You’ll have access to Brunel’s testing facilities that include hydraulic benches and flumes. In addition, you’ll benefit from the hydraulics testing facility at HR Wallingford, the largest in the UK. Their world-class test facilities include: big tanks and flumes; several physical modelling basins; fast flow facility; and tsunami generator.

The course is enhanced by a strong professional development programme that runs in parallel with the academic content supported by practical work. You’ll enjoy a series of seminars, workshops, lectures from guest speakers and site visits. There’s also the opportunity to go to conferences and exhibitions where you’ll network with key water industry professionals. You’ll share knowledge and experiences with your peers and receive mentor support. This continued professional development helps you along the accreditation route to become a Chartered Engineer.

During the MSc degree in flood and coastal engineering, you will take part in the residential summer school at HR Wallingford which provides you with hands-on learning experience. Here you’ll have the opportunity to experience world-class experimental facilities and contact with senior researchers. There are challenging team building tasks such as the design, build and testing of your own flood product. Civil engineering site visits are also arranged, where you’ll observe key flood risk management assets.

Our flood and coastal engineering MSc course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and is pending accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators (representing the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers).

The MSc is studied part-time over two years, and a one year full-time course is available for self-funded students.

On successful completion of the course, subject to your Higher Education studies, you’ll have the full educational base to apply for chartered status.

Careers and your future

The Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc has a high profile within the Environment Agency and other flood risk management authorities in the UK, as well as environmental and community non‑governmental organisations and commercial construction businesses worldwide.

You’ll find career opportunities in fields such as construction and maintenance of flood defences, community liaison, environmental assessment, and strategic and operational planning.

Graduates go on to work in roles related to: asset performance, natural flood management and resilience, partnerships and strategic overview, field teams, flood modelling and forecasting, national capital programme management, and incident response.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 57 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    140 63%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.58 72%

    56th

    6

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