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Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

For over 150 years UCL has been at the forefront of civil, environmental and geomatic engineering, contributing to a discipline which improves quality of life and shapes the world through the design of buildings, bridges, flood and coastal protection, transport systems, and water/wastewater infrastructure.

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Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Why study Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at UCL?

Modules are based around a series of one-week team projects addressing realistic engineering scenarios placed in their national and international contexts. These are underpinned by lectures and laboratory classes in the core disciplines of structures, soils, materials, fluids, chemistry and biology, and in enabling topics such as systems engineering, design and project management.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will have the chance to specialise in a range of core and advanced topics such as Structural Dynamics, Water and Wastewater Treatment or Coastal Engineering, to take part in multidisciplinary real-life projects working in teams, and to undertake an individual research project of your choice.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is by lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials, seminars and field trips. Assessment is by examination or coursework, and alternative assessment is available for semester-only students.

Modules in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and encouraged to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CEGE0009 Structural Analysis and Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE0011 Materials and Applied Fluid Mechanics II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE0013 Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CEGE0020 Systems, Society and Sustainability 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE0023 Offshore and Coastal Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE0024 Structures and Materials 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE0026 Fluids and Soils III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE3015 Coastal Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE3016 Financial Aspects of Project Engineering and Contracting 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGE3028 Water and Wastewater Treatment 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 4 (FHEQ 7) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CEGE0064 Waste and Resource Efficiency 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM017 Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM019 Advanced Soil Mechanics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM020 Introduction to Seismic Design of Structures 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM026 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM030 Natural and Environmental Disasters 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM068 Finite Element Modelling and Numerical Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM070 Urban Flooding and Drainage 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM071 Structural Dynamics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM080 Data Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM082 GIS Principles and Technology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM090 Advanced Structural Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM128 Seismic Loss Mitigation and Strengthening of Low-Engineered Buildings 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM132 Engineering and International Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM140 Advanced Seismic Design of Structures 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM144 Advanced Civil Engineering Materials 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CEGEM154 Engineering Study of Rail Systems and Infrastructure 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Contact details

Dr James Haworth
+44 (0)20 7679 7222
Dr BĂ©atrice Baudet
+44 (0)20 3108 1014
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