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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include Maths For entry into Year 2 we would look for BBB to include Maths and Physics

HNC (BTEC)

M

Entry into Year 2 with HNC (BTEC) Construction and the Building Environment (Civil Engineering)

HND (BTEC)

M

Entry into Year 3 with HND (BTEC) Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include Maths at S5 or H4

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

To include Maths

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

MMM

Construction and the Built Environment (all pathways) Engineering For entry into Year 2 we would look for DDD Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Entry into Year 2 to include Maths and Physics

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 2 with HNC Civil Engineering - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Architectural Technology - Graded Unit B Building Surveying - Graded Unit B Computer Aided Drafting & Design - Graded Unit B plus Higher Maths or Physics at B Construction Management - Graded Unit B Engineering Practice - Graded Unit B Engineering Systems - Graded Unit B Mechanical Engineering - Graded Unit B

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 3 with HND Civil Engineering - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Architectural Technology - Graded Unit B Building Surveying - Graded Unit B Construction Management - Graded Unit B Engineering Systems - Graded Unit B

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include Maths

UCAS Tariff

96-144

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Civil engineering

Our course is ranked 8th in the UK by the the 2021 Guardian Guide, and the top course in Scotland. It is the only Civil Engineering undergraduate degree in Scotland with a guaranteed work placement during Year 3.

If you want to know what the future will look like, as a civil or environmental engineer. It's up to them to design and build the structures and infrastructures that improve our lives and protect the natural world. Their work involved everything from constructing bridges and energy plants, to designing flood prevention systems. All students complete a term-long work placement with an engineering or construction company, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and contacts. Industry-funded scholarships and paid work experience opportunities are available. 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Modules

Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - EEM100 Engineering Science 1; EEM104 Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering; ENV101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences; EEM102 Engineering Science 2; EEM103 Landscape Processes & Surveying.

You will also be required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment methods

We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.

Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff. Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Applied Sciences

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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.

95%
high
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
24%
First year 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.

£21,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Engineering professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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

£25k

£25k

£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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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