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Civil Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

C in Maths and a Numerate Science. Numerate Sciences include: Physics (Pass practical), Chemistry (Pass practical), Electronics, Design Technology and Computer Science. Also need Pass in Science Practical (A level) C in A/S level physics also acceptable A Level Engineering, Art & Design and 3D Design not acceptable in place of Maths or Numerate Science. Students who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A Levels - Refer to Tutor (must have A2 Maths)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Grade 5 in Physics and Maths at Higher Level.

112-120 UCAS tariff points. Higher Level Physics and Maths.

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

DMM

Civil Engineering or Engineering (Manufacturing Eng and Mechanical Eng OK) – Must obtain Distinctions in all Maths Modules. NO CONSTRUCTION BASED DIPLOMAS.

112-120 UCAS tariff points. To include a C at Advanced Higher or an A at Higher To include specific subjects: Maths and Physics or Design Technology at Advanced Higher.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Civil engineering

**An increasingly digitised and connected world is driving greater efficiencies and sustainable practice in the built environment. Learn how you can develop and enhance vital infrastructure with our accredited BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree.**

Civil engineers create, improve and protect the infrastructure that supports everyday life. Gain the skills to successfully plan, manage and implement major engineering projects, and open up exciting career opportunities, with a civil engineering degree.

**Develop in-demand engineering knowledge and skills**
Designed around real-world problem solving, our accredited BEng pathway builds your knowledge to an advanced level. Initially providing a foundation in structures, surveying and project planning, you will progress to study water resources, geotechnics and seismic engineering.

Led by our award-winning academic team, with strong industry links, you will explore how to create and deliver future infrastructure, buildings and facilities that improve our quality of life. Collaboration is core to our values, so we strive to embed this throughout your studies. You will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world engineering careers.

Your learning is based in our impressive civil engineering laboratories. We also take advantage of our amazing location at the heart of Greater Manchester to visit nearby world-famous civil engineering projects, such as the first ever canal and passenger railway line. During your second year, you will also have the opportunity to experience Constructionarium, an unmissable, week-long practical field course that brings your classroom learning to life.

Our Civil Engineering courses scored 95% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

**Career-focused approach**
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as:
1. Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
2. Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Visit www.jbm.co.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

With a focus on your future, you will also develop transferable skills and learn about the decision-making methods used by industry. There is also the option to include an industry placement year, where you can gain additional workplace skills and boost your employability once you graduate.

**Features**
• Include an industry placement to gain workplace experience, adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award
• Gain understanding and ability to fulfil a range of civil engineering surveying tasks, land surveying and quantity surveying
• Develop your ability to design simple structural steel, analyse statically indeterminate structures and design complex structures
• Identify and manage environmental issues and associated risks relating to civil engineering, including water, transport, landscape, heritage and biodiversity
• Learn about materials and their fundamental behaviour, including construction materials, geology, soil mechanics and laboratory testing
• Develop professional knowledge, design and analytical skills, learning about associated social, legal and environmental issues

Modules

Year one modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Civil Engineering Materials and Geology, Structures, Civil Engineering Construction, Civil Engineering Surveying, Civil Engineering Communication, Integrated Design Exercise. Year two modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Structures, Design and Construction Management, Highway Standards and Applications, Fluid Mechanics, Integrated Design Exercise. Year three modules may include: Individual Project, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Finite Element Analysis with Seismic Engineering, Case Studies in Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Integrated Design Exercise.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and 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.

73%
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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

76%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
6%
Quality and regulatory professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

£31k

£31k

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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