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Civil Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Maths

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 39 credits at Distinction (to include Maths and Science or Engineering units), and 6 credits at Merit + Grade A in A Level Maths. Applicants are considered individually

Extended Project

A

in a relevant EPQ + AAB including A in Maths

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade 4/C and either Physics, Dual Science or Additional Science at grade 6/B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

with 6 in Higher Level Maths

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Maths

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

DD

in Engineering + A in A Level Maths

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

DDD

in Engineering + A in A Level Maths

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

+ A at Advanced Higher in Maths

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

+ AA including Maths

UCAS Tariff

144-159

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Civil engineering

If you're not sure which area of civil engineering you want to go into, this broad-based course is a good choice.

Sheffield is a solid first choice for civil engineering. The Guardian University Guide 2018 rates us 8th in the UK. The academic standard is high. We work closely with our partners in industry to develop course content. And first-year students are mentored by professionals.

The three-year BSc doesn’t meet the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. But it is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers and others. Graduates work all over the world for companies including AECOM, Arup, Mott MacDonald, URS, Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£25,670
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Civil and Structural 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.

89%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

81%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Engineering professionals
9%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
4%
Sports and fitness 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.

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

£38k

£38k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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