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Cardiff University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H207

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

To include A level Maths. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

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

DD in BTEC plus grade B in Maths A-Level.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,B,B

To include Mathematics and exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level at the A-Level grades specified excluding any subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

136-168

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

92%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Civil engineering

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 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.Choosing this four-year MEng degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng.You will develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering theory, which will be backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field courses and design classes, enabling you to develop your career in any area of the civil engineering industry.The MEng allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in civil engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.The MEng degree is fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers and satisfies the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).Other Cardiff University Civil Engineering courses include:A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of civil engineering if you choose a BEng courseThe opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree optionThe opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree optionThe opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or SpainDistinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer statusThe opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK for our research, and the impact of our research (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework)The facilities that come with such a successful research unitThe opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industryAn open and engaging culture between students and staff

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,500
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£19,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of 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.

88%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Engineering professionals
5%
Other elementary services occupations
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Civil engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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