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Anglia Ruskin University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H205

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

128

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Mathematics.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

How would you improve urban resilience to earthquakes? Could you design and implement a clean water solution in a humanitarian crises? Become a Master of Engineering with this enhanced first degree and develop all the practical and academic skills required to address these challenges.

This four-year course will give you all the technical skills and intellectual know how to be a civil engineer in a constantly changing world. Our MEng course focusses on infrastructure engineering and will give you the practical skills and experience needed to work on multimillion pound infrastructure projects. You’ll develop crucial mathematical, technical and design skills that all civil engineers need whilst taking a more holistic view of the overall design of a built environment which is resilient to future challenges.

Our research philosophy focusses on future cities and how infrastructure and communities need to adapt and transform themselves in response to future challenges such as climate change, resource and energy scarcity and an aging and increasing population. Such challenges cannot be tackled by one discipline alone and professionals across the sector need to collaborate to create smart and innovative solutions. As a graduate of this department you will be ideally placed to work in such multidisciplinary teams at the front line in responding to these global challenges. You’ll become a creative problem solver and a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team.

Our facilities are the perfect places to test and research different materials and designs. You’ll work in specialist labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete testing. You'll go out on site visits, and hear guest lecturers from industry. You might even want to enhance your skills and CV by doing a work placement year.

This course includes, at a subsidised cost, a week long residential field trip to Constructionarium in the first year. Constructionarium provides a "hands-on" construction experience for students; where participants construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. The principle is to link academic institutes with industry and to ensure that the students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Elements of Engineering Design
Engineering Science and Materials
IT and Research
Safe Civil Engineering Construction
Land Surveying
Design and Detailing in CAD for Civil Engineers
Geotechnics and Engineering Geology
Mathematics for Civil Engineers 1

Year two, core modules

Structural Mechanics
Site Surveying for Engineers
Mathematics for Engineers 2
Design Technology in Civil Engineering
Material Technology for Engineers
Fluid Mechanics
Hydrology for Civil Engineers
Design of Structures 1

Year three, core modules

Site Studies: Design and Planning
Design Methods for Sustainable Buildings
Design of Structures 2
Geotechnical Engineering
Highway Design and Construction
Integrated Group Design Project
Structural Dynamics

Year four, core modules

Corporate Management for Civil Engineers
Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk Management
Urban Design Strategies
Water and Environmental Infrastructure Engineering
Project Management Techniques
Sustainability and Environmental Management
Research Project

Assessment methods

There is a holistic approach to assessment that ensures the learning outcomes have been met. Assessment methods vary, depending on the nature of the module and the type of skill being evaluated. The details of the type, extent and duration of the assessments are provided in the Module Guide for each module. The range of assessment methods may be summarised as follows:

Group work and presentations
Design exercises and examples
Coursework
Timed assignments
Production of drawings
Projects
Practical and laboratory work
Unseen examinations
Dissertation/major project

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
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Engineering and the Built Environment

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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Engineering professionals
8%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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