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The University of Edinburgh

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H203

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics and either Physics (preferred), Engineering, or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology) at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

34 points with 555 at HL - 32 points with 555 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Mathematics (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only) and Physics or Design & Technology at 5. SL: English at 5.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,A,B,B

AABB by end of S5 or AAAB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: Mathematics at A and Physics or Engineering Science at B. Applicants with Physics are preferred. National 5s: English at C.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Civil engineering

Civil engineers design, build and operate the physical infrastructure that we rely on, and often take for granted – from bridges and buildings, to water treatment and waste management systems. Civil engineering involves applying physics and mathematics, along with engineering and computing tools, in a creative and sustainable way.

Our programme will train the civil engineers of the future with the knowledge and skills needed to help shape our ever-changing world. You will have the opportunity to specialise in a number of technical streams including structural, environmental, construction management, geotechnical and fire safety engineering. There is also a strong emphasis on engineering design throughout the degree programme.

As a member of Edinburgh’ supportive and close-knit civil engineering community, you will benefit from a curriculum, teaching and design projects actively shaped by our industrial partners, alongside opportunities to interact with recent graduates working in industry.

**Work experience and internships**

You are encouraged to undertake relevant work experience during your degree. We work closely with the Careers Service to advertise internship opportunities and arrange company presentations.

We support your development of graduate attributes through our Edinburgh Award for Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Placements, which is recognised on your academic transcript.

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
£28,950
per year
International
£28,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

School of 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.

72%
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

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

80%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Engineering professionals
3%
Other elementary services occupations
3%
Transport associate 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.

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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