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Birmingham City University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H201

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum. Can include AS Levels and/or tariff point qualifications.

AS

A,A-E,E

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 in Mathematics and 3 in Science. Must already hold GCSE Mathematics and English Lamguage Grade C or higher or the equivalent at application point.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of application, or currently taking:- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2 - Application of numbers and Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Engineering related courses May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

P

Engineering related courses May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

points overall with a minimum of Grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher Level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology, Physics). Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects. Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above Grade 5 or above in Mathematics at Standard Level will be accepted in lieu of this from the IB Diploma. Students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. Maths must be at Higher Level. Must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Only in combination with other qualifications Can be combined with two A levels, a BTEC Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.

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

D*D*

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

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

D*

Can be combined with one A level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, or two AS levels to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.

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

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

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

D*

Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). 2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BBC.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).   2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BC.

UCAS Tariff

112

GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Must have been achieved at the point of application.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

Want to become a Civil Engineer? Study our Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree course at Birmingham City University This course, designed to meet the requirements of relevant professional bodies, will give your career in civil engineering a head start.

Much of your learning activity will be hands-on, with access to our strong industry links. You’ll also be provided with the latest CAD software, meaning you’ll be well equipped to make an impact in an important industry.

You will study in a unique simulated workplace environment. This experience, and our outstanding industry links, will give you a competitive edge, enabling you to progress to a successful career when you graduate.

What's covered in the course?

You’ll be provided with knowledge of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and managerial aspects of civil engineering, so that you will be able to apply yourself to both the design and management of civil engineering projects.

You will also develop the key transferable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our strong links to industry enable you to apply your learning to problem-based scenarios, ensuring your intellectual and practical competencies are fully developed.

Civil Engineers design and construct anything from buildings and bridges, to dams, power stations, and motorways. This course will prepare you to work on these projects. You will focus on structures, materials, geotechnics, and hydraulics, and your studies will be enhanced with site visits, field trips, and guest lectures.

Why Choose Us?

- The course will develop your understanding of many construction professions within the field of civil engineering.

- You can enhance your skills and gain valuable work experience with a placement with one of our key industry partners.

- Our graduates work for companies such as Balfour Beatty, Cancer Care, in management roles such as construction managers or design engineers.

- The course meets the specific requirements of professional bodies, enabling you to progress to becoming a chartered civil engineer.

- You can also opt for seamless progression from BEng to MEng, which will help you to stand out from the crowd on graduating.

Tuition fees

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

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:

Millennium Point Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

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.

£21,600
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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