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City, University of London: Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering

Institution City, University of London View institution profile
Department Department of Civil Engineering View department profile
Telephone 020 7040 0248
Study type Taught


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 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. - Design of structures used in and for temporary works, their construction and monitoring.


City, University of London
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  is a diverse, inclusive and multidisciplinary centre of study and research, located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. The School is immensely proud of its record educating thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates and postgraduates, while making valuable research advances. These three disciplines are vital for progression in technology and to the overall prosperity of our nation. Today the school is home to over 1,900 undergraduate students, 600 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students, 40 research …

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