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Coventry University

Civil and Environmental Engineering

UCAS Code: H222

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include Mathematics at Higher level.

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

DDD-DDM

in an Engineering or Construction subject.

UCAS Tariff

128-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Environmental engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering courses at Coventry University is well established as a cornerstone of the education provision by the School of Energy, Construction and Environment. The School offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses related to the field of construction and it prides itself on offering an educational experience that reflects the interdisciplinary and global nature of the construction industry

Our environmental engineering courses are based on the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s benchmark for engineering, as well as incorporating aspects of the benchmark for earth sciences, environmental sciences and environmental studies. Designed to meet the needs of niche and highly specialised national and international markets, tailored to the requirements of an integrated civil and environmental engineering sector, they deliver all necessary learning outcomes of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence.

This course aims to develop the combination of technical, practical and managerial skills necessary to analyse, design and manage solutions for innovative and complex engineering problems as a basis for future leadership in the civil engineering profession.

We will cover study subjects that can give you the necessary technical and managerial skills with applied scientific and mathematical knowledge for managing the natural and man-made impacts and risks on the built environment. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge to lead on sustainable infrastructure development, able to make the most of existing and emerging science and technology for sustainable design, environmental and engineering analysis and practices, development, health and safety and environmental risk management in both urban and rural areas.

At the same time, you should develop a deeper understanding of environmental engineering in the form of technical, legal, ethical and commercial management (eg. in water, wastewater, flood, pollution and energy management field with socio-economic and environmental).

**Key Course Benefits**

* Expert visiting lecture programme which in the past has featured the chairman of Geotechnics Ltd, Director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure solutions, Technical Director form Arup, Project Engineer from Cowi, and Fellows of the ICE.

* Access to the University’s Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its bespoke programmes, combined with cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, helps students, companies and organisations across a range of sectors in training and development. The use of the centre’s Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially trained actors, not only improve skills but helps develop new ways of working by engaging our students in role play to develop their leadership and management skills. A control room in the simulation centre monitors the activity of students via cameras allowing staff to provide immediate feedback.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

* **Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management (HSERM)**: We aim to make you aware of and reminded of the importance of public and occupational health and safety, environmental risk assessment and management from the start to the end of your course. You will also be encouraged to consider the HERM aspects within your laboratory and field-based coursework and propose precautions that could be taken to avoid or manage them.

* **Environmental Engineering and Sustainable development (EESD)**: We aim to develop your understanding of the linkage between and balanced approach required for environmental sustainability and engineering development. You should learn how to apply environmental science, appropriate technology and sustainable environmental risk management principles and technologies.

* **Engineering and Environmental design, analysis and practices (EDAP)**: We aimed to provide knowledge in Structure, Geo-technics, Material, Hydraulic with required Maths & basic surveying for you to develop your skills in design, analysis and practices. These programmes are designed to develop your skills in creative but sustainable design, critical analysis by independent learning, judgement and teamworking to solve practical problems, via a series of individual and group projects. It should give you practise and insight into the role of the engineer as a planner, designer analysist and a project manager. You will develop an effective approach to perform engineering and environmental design, analysis and communicate, demonstrate and deliver the outputs and outcomes with confidence and clarity.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:
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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.

78%
med
Environmental 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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

91%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Engineering professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

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