Civil Engineering PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 7,960
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 19,008

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • a lower second class degree in civil engineering. Candidates with an engineering or physical sciences degree, or with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.


This module provides a basic understanding of different wave theories and their applications in coastal engineering practice.

You will develop an understanding of the coastal sediment transport processes and the means to deal with issues associated with coastal protection and sea defence.

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - This module provides an understanding of advanced geotechnical design methods with an emphasis on seismic design. It focuses on current design methods for soil and rock structures and foundation systems subject to complex loading conditions. You will gain experience in using a variety of commercial software.

Rock Mechanics - The module gives you an understanding of the behaviour of rocks and rock mass and enables you to evaluate the instability of rock slopes and tunnels in order to design reinforcements for unstable rock.

Dynamics of Structures with Earthquake Engineering Applications - You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of dynamics of structures. The module then focuses on analytical and numerical methods used to model the response of civil engineering structures subjected to dynamic actions, including harmonic loading, blast and impact loading, and earthquake ground motion.

Random Vibration of Structures - The module gives you the confidence to model uncertainties involved in the design of structural systems alongside a framework to critically appraise probabilistic-based Eurocode approaches to design. Stochastic models of earthquake ground motion, wind and wave loading are explored. Probabilistic analysis and design of structures is undertaken through pertinent random vibration theory. You will become confident with the probabilistic analysis for the design against earthquake, wind and wave loadings through various checkable calculations.

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Members - The module introduces you to fundamental concepts of reinforced concrete behaviour. It then focuses on the design and detailing for seismic resistance of reinforced concrete members and their connections.

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