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Brunel University London

Civil Engineering with Sustainability

UCAS Code: H200
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including B in Mathematics and B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environment Studies or Design and Technology

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

including B in Mathematics and B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environment Studies or Design and Technology

BTEC Diploma

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering and A level Mathematics at grade B

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics and Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice

International Baccalaureate

including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environment Studies or Design and Technology

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

At Brunel we’re producing the next generation of leading civil engineers, fully equipped for key professional roles in industry and the wider community. Rising populations, progressive urbanisation, ongoing economic development and climate change present many threats to infrastructure. Civil engineers will need to draw deeply on their knowledge, skills and creativity to provide essential, sustainable facilities. On our courses, you’ll learn both the traditional and cutting edge aspects of civil engineering and how to plan and create the infrastructure we’ll need in the 21st century. A core part of our ethos is sustainability, paralleling the ‘cradle-to-cradle’ approach promoted by major national and international engineering organisations. Our programme is a hands-on learning experience. You’ll acquire the fundamental theory and then test and apply that theory in the laboratory using advanced software and during fieldwork. Both courses will give you the experience and skills you need to engineer the next generation of essential facilities. These include sustainable buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, flood protection, waste recycling and construction management. Our Civil Engineering BEng/MEng courses have a common first year. In Year 1, there is a residential field course. In Years 2 and 3, you’ll take some specialist modules depending on your final degree choice. This course provides a mainstream education in civil engineering with a focus on sustainable infrastructure design and development. You’ll develop essential technical knowledge incorporating surveying and site assessment, designing structures and environmental engineering. You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your projects at our graduate showcase, Brunel Engineers, as well as in other industry sponsored competitions. Potential careers include contractor and consultant positions on large infrastructure projects such as bridges, tall buildings, tunnels, flood and coastal defence schemes, transport, water treatment and low-carbon power generation. Some of our graduates go on to jobs with national and local government agencies or major firms of consulting engineers. Others specialise in construction, sustainability, innovative materials, foundation engineering, tunnelling, geotechnical exploration or building services engineering.


We feel it’s important that your knowledge is firmly based on an understanding of how things are done in the real world, and regularly feature guest lectures from our industry partners on a range of specialist topics. Typical modules year 1; Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying, Construction and Sustainability, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Fundamentals of Structures, Professional Skills, Analytical Methods and Skills for Civil Engineers. Typical modules year 2 Civil Engineering Hydraulics, Civil Engineering Materials, Structural Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Design, Sustainable Infrastructure and Professional Skills. Typical modules year 3; Water Engineering, Steel and Concrete Design, Construction Contracts, Business and Sustainability, Sustainable Infrastructure Development, Individual Project. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are other administrative occupations


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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