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University of Surrey

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H210

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT, Physics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Overall: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits overall including 39 at Distinction, 6 at Merit and A level Mathematics grade B Required Subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects. Also A level Mathematics grade B.

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL5/SL6 in Mathematics and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT, Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

DDD

Overall: DDD BTEC Extended Diploma and A Level Mathematics grade B. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject. Also A level Mathematics grade B

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required Subjects: Mathematics and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT, Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Overall: AAABB Required Subjects: Mathematics and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT, Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics : Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A level Mathematics and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT, Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Civil engineering

**Why choose this course**
Our civil engineering courses give you an industry-focused, practical training which prepares you for work as a professional civil engineer. There’s a strong emphasis on structural engineering, and throughout your course you’ll work on integrated design projects that are centred on industry-relevant case studies.

Our close links with industry enable you to take up a salaried Professional Training placement with one of the world’s leading contractor or consultancy companies. This gives you valuable experience which contributes towards chartership.

Many of our students also benefit from our unique Surrey/ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Scholarship Scheme.

**What you will study**
On our fully accredited courses you will study a lively mix of modules which draw on Surrey’s outstanding expertise in areas such as water and environmental engineering, and advanced geotechnical engineering. You’ll learn not just through lectures, tutorials and practical challenges, but from industry speakers, site visits and a first year field trip.

Whether you decide on a BEng or MEng, you’ll study the same content for the first three years, and conduct a major third year project on a topic of your choice. MEng students then do a masters year which covers the full academic requirements for becoming a chartered engineer.

Depending on your progress, you may be able to switch to a BEng or MEng during your studies.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Tier 4 (General) visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Tier 4 Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Tier 4 sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Tier 4 Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FEPS - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

TEF rating:
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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.

77%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

90%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Engineering professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Business, research and administrative 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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