Civil and coastal engineering

Why Plymouth?

  • 6 The University of Plymouth has been named eighth in the world – and best in the UK – for the quality and impact of its marine and ocean engineering research (ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019)
  • 6 Flexibility to transfer between BEng and MEng
  • 6 Choose between civil and mechanical routes at the end of your first year
  • 6 Optional year in industry
  • 6 Industrial mentoring scheme
  • 6 State-of-the-art facilities: COAST Lab
  • 6 BEng leads to Incorporated Engineer status (IEng)
  • 6 MEng leads to Chartered Engineer status (CEng)
  • 6 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) accredited degrees

Which undergraduate course?

Which postgraduate programme?

Postgraduate taught programmes

MSc Civil Engineering (Full-time, Part-time route available)
Develop further your Civil Engineering skills and knowledge.

MSc Coastal Engineering (Full-time, Part-time route available)
Learn how to defend and protect the world’s coastlines and sustainably develop coastal communities.

MSc Offshore Renewable Energy Engineering (Full-time, Part-time route available)
This MSc equips graduates of engineering and science degrees with the skills they need to join the rapidly growing offshore renewable energy industry, incorporating offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

Student Project Showcase

Proud students from the school found themselves the centre of focus at the University's Student Project Showcase Day. Celebrating the impressive work of our engineering students and the diverse range of research and development projects they undertake, the event allowed students to demonstrate their exciting creations to external visitors from industry, fellow students and members of academic staff, and discuss their plans for the future.

Athena Swan Bronze

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award in October 2020 which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.