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Civil Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: While Mathematics A Level is not a requirement, students would benefit from having either AS in mathematics or an A Level in a subject with some mathematical content Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: ABB Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 128 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

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

DDM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

128

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

7.0 years | Part-time | 2022

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Civil engineering

The MEng in Civil Engineering gives you plenty of opportunities to apply your studies to real situations, supported by employers from industry who provide case studies and suggestions for projects and on the year-long work placement should you take this option.

If you are interested in creating the structures that support life's basic needs for water, flood control, hospitals, recreation and transport, the Civil Engineering degree at LJMU is a good place to start.

They need to be competent technically, practical in outlook and capable of giving professional advice on a variety of subjects ranging from design to construction and site management.

The degree in Civil Engineering gives you plenty of opportunities to apply your studies to real situations, supported by employers from industry who provide case studies and suggestions for projects and on the year-long work placement should you take this option.

What is an integrated master's (MEng) programme?

The MEng in Civil Engineering and Construction Management is an integrated master's degree. This means that it combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course.

What are the benefits of completing an MEng degree?
- You will graduate with a Master's level degree without having to apply for an MSc course

- You will gain a depth of specialist knowledge and experience highly sought after by employers

- You will enjoy excellent career prospects and expect to command higher salaries than graduates with a BEng

What financial support is available to MEng students?

You will be eligible to apply for the same financial support as other undergraduates for the duration of your MEng. This includes student loans to cover your tuition fees and living expenses plus means-tested grants and bursaries. This financial support is not available to students who enrol on an MSc degree after completing a BEng programme. Furthermore, if you are awarded an LJMU scholarship – worth £1,000 or £10,000 – you will receive this award for every year of your degree as well.

Why study civil engineering at LJMU?

LJMU's civil engineering programmes are delivered by the Department of Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading research departments for built environment and sustainability research. LJMU is also ranked in the top 15 higher education institutions working in this field. This research directly informs all of LJMU's civil engineering programmes, so you can be confident that your studies will reflect on-going developments and innovation in this exciting field.

The Department's programmes are designed to develop innovative and creative professionals equipped to react to the challenges of the modern global built environment. Staff provide excellent levels of support to ensure you reach your full potential.

Furthermore, extensive links with professional bodies and industry mean you will enjoy a wide range of opportunities for work-placements, professional skills development and networking with potential employers. That's why our students enjoy excellent career prospects after they graduate.

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group). Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

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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.

76%
med
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Engineering professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

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.

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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