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Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering

This MSc degree is aimed at graduates with at least two years of practical experience in construction; however, more recent graduates with a good appreciation of construction processes will also benefit.

Having achieved a firm grounding in engineering you may be keen to develop your skills as a practical engineer working on site or enhance design skills if you are engaged in permanent works design.

The course provides the following:
An introduction to statutory obligations, management methods and special design considerations for temporary works;
Design of structures used in and for temporary works, their construction and monitoring;
Design of geotechnical temporary works and processes, including groundwater control and ground investigation;
Design of temporary works for marine construction, in particular floating structures and the effect of waves and varying water levels;
The use of plant in temporary works and the provision of appropriate working platforms and access;
Demolition and alteration of structures, including the disposal/reuse of construction waste.

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant subject. Alternative qualifications combined with relevant experience may also be considered.

Course modules

The taught modules address the following topics:
An introduction to statutory obligations, management methods and special design considerations for temporary works;
Design of structures used in and for temporary works, their construction and monitoring;
Design of geotechnical temporary works and processes, including groundwater control and ground investigation;
Design of temporary works for marine construction, in particular floating structures and the effect of waves and varying water levels;
The use of plant in temporary works and the provision of appropriate working platforms and access;
Demolition and alteration of structures, including the disposal/reuse of construction waste.

The topics/titles for the major project can be chosen from:
A list suggested by the lecturers of the course;
Your own ideas/initiatives;
Where applicable, by your sponsoring company/industrial partner.

Assessment methods

The course consists of eight taught modules and a project. The project is a major individual research exercise on a topic relevant to temporary works and construction method engineering. The main outcome of the project is a written report (dissertation).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years

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