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Edinburgh Napier University

Civil and Transportation Engineering

UCAS Code: H290
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

33%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include Maths.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

ABBB to include Maths. Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

29 points including three HL subjects at grade 6, 5, 5 including Maths at HL 5 and SL English at 5.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

33%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Stage 1: Construction engineering; conceptual design of transport infrastructure; solid mechanics and civil engineering materials 1; mathematics for engineering 1a; construction surveying; the engineer; environment and society; information technology; communication and research skills; solid mechanics and civil engineering materials 2. Stage 2: Transport systems; engineering geology and geotechnics; structural analysis; mathematics for engineering 3a; fluid mechanics; transport planning and policy; structural design; mathematics for engineering 2. Stage 3: Highway appraisal and design; water and public health engineering; mathematics for engineering 4; elective; network management; construction management; structural analysis and design; geotechnical analysis and design. Stage 4: Geotechnical analysis and design 2; structural analysis; traffic models and public transport; construction law and contracts integrating project work 1; environmental engineering; individual project. Stage 5: Integrating project work 2; sustainable project design; dissertation; transport policy; project risk management; engineering futures; option modules: traffic models; transport economics and appraisal.

Edinburgh Napier University

Craighouse campus

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
57%
10%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

28%
63%
9%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

22%
76%
2%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
30%

Year 1

38%
50%
12%

Year 2

52%
35%
13%

Year 3

55%
34%
11%

Year 4

42%
58%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

45%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
29% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 £24k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

50%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession probably hit construction the hardest of all industries, which meant that civil engineering, which had one of the lowest unemployment rates before the downturn, was one of the worst affected subjects. Things have got better since then, and appear to be rapidly improving, but normally we'd expect to see unemployment rates at about half of what they are currently. We're still officially short of civil engineers, especially in areas to do with mining, tunnelling and safety, and salaries are well above the graduate average. 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 – it’s the most common way for civil engineers to secure their first position.
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