Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Postgraduate Programmes

There are three main areas of study in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, each of which have several programmes listed as follows:

1. Programmes in Construction Management

MSc (Non-Technical)

The practice of civil engineering involves a series of decisions having to be made on choices, from a diverse and complex set of alternatives. Such choices are often interrelated and are usually urgent. These decisions have to be made throughout the life of a project, from the basis of the initial conception through the design phase and material and procedure selection to the construction and commissioning of the completed structure. At any stage, the effectiveness of the whole process can be compromised by poor decision-making.

As a result, a heavy demand is placed upon the managerial and technical skills of the engineers involved. There has been a continuing tendency for civil engineering projects to become increasingly large and increasingly complex. This has naturally resulted in the technical and managerial functions not only becoming more difficult, but also becoming more important. As a result, there is a continuing need to provide training programmes that upgrade the skills and capabilities of engineers, and other construction professionals in modern engineering, and managerial techniques. An important secondary objective of the MSc/Diploma programme is to provide this service.

By allowing a wider perspective of engineering technology and economy to be taken, it is anticipated that the quality of engineering management should thereby improve. Emphasis is placed upon the publication and presentation of the results of this research to the widest possible national and international audience. Clearly, the spin-off benefits of this programme include enhancing the initiative, creativity and purposeful thinking that are generated in those who participate.

2. Programmes in Civil & Environmental Engineering

MSc (technical)

  1. MSc in Civil Engineering
  2. MSc in Civil with Environmental Engineering
MSc in Environmental Engineering
Programmes in Coastal Engineering & Management
Post Graduate Programme in Water and Wastewater Services Management

The M.Sc. in Water and Wastewater Services Management has been developed to address the current needs for skilled personnel in the expanding water and wastewater sectors in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.   Through the courses, students will acquire deeper knowledge and understanding in technical and management aspects of the industry.  Students will make immediate impact by doing research projects that address real problems in the sectors.  Industry is involved in the programme via the delivery of some lectures, the hosting of field trips and the identification and co-supervision of the research projects.