Facilities and resources – MSc Civil Engineering/Coastal Engineering

From dedicated computer laboratories to a wealth of electronic information, you’ll benefit from a range of facilities and resources that will help your learning and development, readying you for a career in civil or coastal engineering.

New facilities

Our School of Engineering is based in the Reynolds Building, adjacent to the well-equipped Brunel laboratories. Located next door is our £19 million world-class marine facility, the Marine Building opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh in October 2012, which provides some of the best research and testing facilities in the country.

Industry standard software

Our dedicated engineering computer laboratory is equipped with specialist software, so you’ll always have access to computers allowing you to develop important skills that will assist you academically as well as greatly improving your employment potential. Keeping you up-to-date with industry standard software is vital, so for example, we teach Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software from your first year of study onwards.

Electronic resources

We’re regularly refining our online systems and materials to ensure that we provide flexible learning to suit a variety of needs. We make all our lecture notes available electronically from the student intranet. Further electronic information resources available to you include The Construction Information Services (CIS), giving you access to numerous technical reports, including:

  • EuroCodes of Practice
  • British Standards
  • web of science
  • various published journals.

Library

Our extensive library houses nearly half a million books, journals and other resources. It also features a computing area that’s open around the clock, a media work shop and study rooms.