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MSc Coastal Engineering

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost Full-time: £7,800 (UK/EU members); £11,800 (International members) or Part-time: £450 for UK/EU members

This MSc equips graduates of engineering or science degrees with the knowledge and skills needed to work within the coastal engineering industry. You'll study core topics in coastal and port engineering, be introduced to numerical modelling techniques, obtain hands-on experience of using state-of-the-art software tools and carry out physical modelling of coastal structures within the COAST laboratory.

Supervised and supported by members of the COAST Engineering Research Group, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project focused on an aspect of coastal engineering.

Study the theory of waves, tides, surges and modern techniques in coastal data collection and analysis, including GIS and remote sensing. You also study core topics in coastal and port engineering, gain research skills, are introduced to numerical modelling techniques and obtain hands-on experience of using state-of-the-art software tools.

Towards the end of the programme, you have the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project focused on an aspect of coastal engineering, supervised by academic staff actively researching this field.

Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Conservation and environmental management
Scientific modelling
Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Marine spatial planning
Near- and offshore constructions
Coastal and marine tourism
Navigation and seamanship