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Cardiff University

Civil Engineering

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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

An A Level in Maths is required. All offers will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board a pass in the separate practical element will be required

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

An A Level in Maths is required. All offers will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board a pass in the separate practical element will be required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

including 5 or above in HL Maths, or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects to include Maths

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

Civil engineers play a key role in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the physical environment around us, including buildings and structures, flood defences and water supply programmes. Our Civil and Environmental Engineering programme offers you a highly regarded degree course at one of the top universities in this field, preparing you for exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. You will develop a thorough understanding of civil and environmental engineering theory, which will be backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes. All of our civil engineering related degrees are fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers. In your professional development as an engineer, the BEng degree satisfies the educational requirements to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), and partially satisfies the requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Note that if Chartered status is important to you, a four-year Cardiff MEng course may offer a quicker, more direct route than a BEng course. Other Cardiff University Civil and Environmental Engineering courses available may include: •the opportunity to satisfy the full educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer if you choose a MEng course •the opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option •the opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option •the opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain. Distinctive features •This course offers you the opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework) •All of our courses are informed by industrial collaboration and accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers •You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry.


Cardiff University

Campus life

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.

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 83%
Student score 79% 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
52% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
444 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals


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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