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Coventry University

Civil and Structural Engineering

UCAS Code: H221

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include Mathematics at Higher Level.

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

DDM-DMM

in an Engineering or Construction subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Civil engineering

Structural engineering

With the ever-increasing global population and effects of global warming, there is a significant and foreseeable demand on the construction industry to build more sustainably efficient structures. Structural Engineers are being tasked with designing more complex structures whilst minimising the use of construction materials.Structural Engineers are involved with shaping the future of our cities and responsible for designing new and exciting buildings using ever-evolving technology and materials.The Institution of Structural Engineers is the worlds largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering.This professionally accredited course enables you to achieve a degree level qualification in three years of successful full-time study. The course partially satisfies the educational base for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and fully satisfies the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. We aim to ensure that graduates are ready to take a pivotal role in the civil or structural engineering profession.Coventry University aims to offer a very practical civil engineering courses with a significant amount of embedded laboratory work.This course aims to develop the combination of technical, practical and managerial skills necessary to analyse, design and manage solutions for innovative and complex engineering problems as a basis for a future career in the civil or structural engineering profession. We enjoy high levels of student satisfaction for teaching 96% overall in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). Our staff have academic and professional experience in the civil and structural engineering and construction industries, having worked for companies such as Carillion, significant opportunities to apply for industrial placements at companies that have previously included: Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water and Warwickshire County Council.Teaching is highly practical; you will have the opportunity to draw on real-life case studies, provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try. You will have the opportunity to use industry-standard software, such as MIDAS, Plaxis and ANSYS, which are widely used by design and consulting engineers. You will also be given A visiting expert lecture programme which in the past has featured engineers from Arup, Donaldson Associates and Geotechnics Ltd.**Year 1**We aim to give you an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multidisciplinary construction industry. Full-time students may also have the opportunity to benefit from the practical experience brought to the course by part-time students already working in industry.**Year 2**Throughout the three years of study, this course will cover the principles and practice of civil and structural engineering within a global context, including structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnics, highways and surveying, construction and project management, hydraulics and water engineering.**Optional Placement Year**Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working with contractors, design consultants and local authorities with companies such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water and Warwickshire County Council.**Final Year**The third year aims to bring students to the level necessary to enter professional practice as an Incorporated Civil and Structural Engineer. Within your Individual Project module, you will carry out detailed research into a technical aspect from the course with the help of an experienced supervisor. You can choose a topic to suit your interests or to assist your career aspirations.

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:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

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.

83%
med
Civil engineering
83%
med
Structural 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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
5%
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Engineering professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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.

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

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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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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