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Civil Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Civil engineering

Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems, developing the physical infrastructure for society to exist – from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. This course provides a broad civil engineering education and will give you the design, analysis and construction skills needed for the industry.

You'll be equipped with the abilities necessary for developing sustainable and cost-effective design ideas. Through industry-facing projects, site visits and the opportunity to undertake a work placement year, the course will give you the skills needed to begin a successful career. You'll learn about structures, materials, geotechnics and mathematics and develop an applied understanding of practical engineering techniques to find innovative solutions to real-world built environment challenges.

**Key features**

**Industry-standard facilities** | Experience hands-on learning in our specialist facilities and workshops, including dedicated concrete, materials, hydraulics, geotechnical labs and structural testing equipment.

**Professional status** | Take the first step in gaining Incorporated Engineer status – this course is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

**Outstanding employability** | 100% of our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Sandwich graduates who entered employment are in a 'High Skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).

**Progression opportunities** | Tailor your studies to suit your strengths and interests, with opportunities to transfer on to the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course, from which you could progress to our MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Design and Construction course.

Modules

Year One
- Civil Engineering Design Projects (40 credit points)
- Engineering Materials (20 credit points)
- Engineering Surveying (20 credit points)
- Introduction to Structural Engineering (20 credit points)
- Mathematics (20 credit points)

Year Two
- Civil Engineering Construction (20 credit points)
- Construction Practice and the Environment (20 credit points)
- Engineering Skills (20 credit points)
- Further Engineering Mathematics (20 credit points)
- Ground Engineering (20 credit points)
- Structural Engineering (20 credit points)

Final Year
- Individual with Group Project (40 credit points)
- Management and Transportation Studies (20 credit points)
- Further Structural Engineering (20 credit points)
- Ground Engineering, Water Resources and the Environment (20 credit points)
- Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering (20 credit points)

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,200
per year
International
£15,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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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.

91%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
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.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£36k

£36k

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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