Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc

Brunel University London

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Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives. 

The Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc provides the basis for developing a career as a professional engineer and is aimed to maintain and enhance the skills and experience of professionals who can help deliver flood management initiatives to protect communities from flooding. It is offered as either a 1 year full-time or a 2-year part-time programme.

The course is sponsored by the Environment Agency, supported by local authorities across the UK, and is delivered in cooperation with HR Wallingford; the world-leading civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation with expertise in flood risk assessment and management.

On the course you’ll develop your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to manage and mitigate risk against extreme flood events through environmental assessment and strategic management. You’ll also develop your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design. 

Key features:

  • Delivered by Brunel University London, a UK top 10 engineering university (U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities 2016).
  • Sponsorship places available for those who have secured employment with the Environment Agency or a Risk Management Authority. Taking this route will mean you are able to study part-time while you work.
  • Strong links with industry through the Environment Agency and HR Wallingford.
  • A professional development programme complimenting the academic teaching to support your rise to Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, CIWEM.

This course is for graduates or industry professionals who have usually studied engineering, mathematics, environmental science, geography or geology and are now looking to become Chartered Engineers. The course engages students in knowledge, understanding and application of engineering solutions, and is closely aligned to environmental, social and climatic issues affecting our world today.

You will find career opportunities in fields such as community liaison, environmental assessment and strategic and operational planning. Typical roles include coastal engineers, flood risk engineers, flood scheme designers and project managers, flood incident officers, and enforcement officers.

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