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Brunel University London

Civil Engineering with Placement Year

UCAS Code: H206

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

All Maths and Science units must be Distinctions at level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

to include M2 in Maths and grade M2 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in Mathematics and H3 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering AND A-Level Maths at grade B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with A-Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths and Grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice and Further Engineering Mathematics

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

DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering AND A-Level Maths at grade B.

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

D

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with A-Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths and Grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

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

D*DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice and Further Engineering Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Civil engineering

Our Civil Engineering BEng degree is a highly innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet the real-world needs of the civil engineering and construction industry.

You will study the traditional elements of civil engineering including structures, materials, fluids, hydraulics, geotechnics and maths. You’ll be introduced to a range of construction topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as structural analysis.

Access is available to custom-designed technical facilities to work on your laboratory experiments. These include fluids and hydraulics laboratories, and structures, materials and geotechnics labs. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.

During your studies, there is a residential field trip with hands-on experience in surveying and geology using industry standard equipment. You will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals, as well as visits to construction sites and civil engineering development projects.

Our BEng civil engineering course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited BEng degree in civil engineering can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The BEng degree meets the educational requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may wish to transfer to the MEng route of study at the end of your second year, subject to meeting the progression requirement. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and involves a further year of academic study.

We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in the civil engineering sector. It could be for a contractor, consultant or government authority.

Modules

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 in 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 in year 2; Civil Engineering Hydraulics, Civil Engineering Materials, Structural Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Design, Sustainable Construction and Professional Skills. In year 3 you have an optional work placement. Typical modules in year 4; Structural Analysis, Steel and Concrete Design, Innovative Construction Materials, Construction Contracts, Business and Sustainability, Individual Project. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

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
International
£18,720
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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.

68%
low
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

49%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
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

77%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Engineering professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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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