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Civil Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language PLUS a minimum of grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 5 OR 32 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 5 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

D*DD in Engineering (First teaching Sept 2016, RQF ONLY) with minimum grade D in units 1 - Engineering Principles, 7 - Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and 8 - Further Engineering Mathematics. Candidates must also have a minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Science/Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Civil engineering

Civil engineers provide scientific and technical expertise to the construction industry. On this course you’ll learn skills in design, construction, management and sustainability for a successful career in the sector. City has long-standing expertise in civil engineering, and our graduates work with public and private sector employers around the world.

Our degree in Civil Engineering is a path for students to become a leader in tomorrow's complex world. Civil engineers develop infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way people live through a consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and sustainability. City, University of London is committed to ensuring that its civil engineering graduates lead the way in technical expertise, strategic thinking, innovation and communication. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster creativity through both teamwork and independent study. Students have access to world leading test facilities to undertake research projects and laboratory tests that support their learning.

Our current BEng Civil Engineering degrees will benefit from a 3 or 4 year course with optional placement opportunities at a professional firm. All our engineering degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers) as satisfying the educational base for providing a path for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Your professional training includes structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. We focus on innovation and sustainability, helping you develop environmentally sound solutions to infrastructure problems.

- Our degrees are accredited, meaning your qualification will be recognised for its quality and relevance.

- Benefit from exceptional industry involvement in the degree programme, including projects set by industry and guest lectures from practising engineers

- Study in world leading test facilities, including our flagship Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, where you conduct research and test your theories

- Get hands-on experience with concrete casting, soil testing equipment and centrifuges

- Enjoy easy access to leading civil and structural engineering contractors and consultants thanks to our central London location

Apply to transfer to our integrated master’s MEng degree if you pass the second year of your BEng above 60%, fast-tracking your progress to Chartered Engineer status.

City is ideally situated for civil and structural engineering, surrounded by a host of design and architecture practices in Clerkenwell Design Quarter. Recent graduates have worked on the Crosssrail project, the HS2 rail project and landmark buildings in the City of London. They have joined employers such as AECOM, Atkins, Balfour Beatty Engineering, Building Design Consultants, Jacobs Engineering, London Bridge Associates, Mott MacDonald, Arup, Ramboll and Skanska."

Modules

Year 1
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, with our shared engineering first year. Take part in engineering design exercises with your coursemates.

- Mathematics I (20 credits)
- Engineering Science (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics I (20 credits)
- Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
- Electronics (20 credits)
- Design I (20 credits)
- Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2
Specialise in civil engineering with modules including geology, soil mechanics, and data analysis. Enjoy the learning experience of our geology field trip. Complete your second engineering design project.

- Mathematics II (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics II (20 credits)
- Structural Mechanics (20 credits)
- Geology and Soil Mechanics (20 credits)
- Measurement and Data Analysis (20 credits)
- Design II: Civil & Structural (20 credits)

Year 3
Deepen your expertise in civil engineering with applied modules including construction management and computational analysis. Deliver two specialist projects and develop professional skills in engineering management.

- Geotechnical Engineering (20 credits)
- Hydraulic Engineering (20 credits)
- Structural Engineering (20 credits)
- Civil Engineering Management (20 credits)
- BEng Individual Project (20 credits)
- Design III: Civil (20 credits)"

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out through a mixture of coursework and both theoretical and practical examinations. The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

Year 1
- Written examination: 61%
- Coursework: 39%

Year 2
- Written examination: 53%
- Coursework: 47%

Year 3
- Written examination: 51%
- Coursework: 49%

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,770
per year
International
£19,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Civil Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

30%
low
Civil engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

32%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
45%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
53%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

62%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
14%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Engineering professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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