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Heriot-Watt University

Civil Engineering Construction Management

UCAS Code: H2GA

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

For entry to Year 2: ABB to include Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: 35 points with Mathematics at Higher Level 5.

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

DMM

in relevant subject for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: DDM in relevant subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

plus BBBBC at Higher to include Mathematics at B, for entry to Year 2.

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC in a relevant subject with B in graded unit for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: HNC in a relevant subject with A in graded unit with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course.

Scottish HND

Pass

For entry to Year 2: HND in a relevant subject with BB in graded units with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course. For entry to Year 3: HND in a relevant subject with AB in graded units with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

88-141

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Civil engineering

Construction management

The BEng program in Civil Engineering and Construction Management (CECM) aims at producing graduates capable of successfully pursuing a career (as Incorporated Engineers) across the different disciplines of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment. Although the program provides students a good understanding of the theory underlying the various disciplines associated with civil engineering emphasis is focused on application and the development of more practical skills associated with construction processes, management and site supervision. The proposed programme enables students to achieve a comprehensive and sound understanding of civil engineering, infrastructure projects and the relevant technologies and processes which will enable graduates to develop more efficiently the necessary skills and abilities required for effectively managing and supervising the related production and site processes.
Initially, in year 1, students are introduced to various aspects of civil engineering including the roles and relationships of the relevant construction related professions. They are also introduced to certain fundamental concepts associated with the underlying theory, health and safety, sustainability and engineering design. During years 2 and 3 apprentices are introduced to a range of topics which cover all the disciplines of Civil Engineering (structures, materials, hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, environmental and transportation engineering). Understanding and application is supported by the development and application of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
During the later years of program (years 3 and 4) the courses offered specialise more on design and management. The latter courses in combination with the year 4 dissertation project require students to develop and apply practical skills; communication, leadership and team skills; lifelong learning; information management; and, scientific methods, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Courses which lead to the final year dissertation are also essential for the development of social skills, responsibilities, ethics, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and, managerial skills.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£15,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Edinburgh Campus

Department:

Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying

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.

86%
high
Civil engineering
87%
high
Construction management

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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
83%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

Building

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

100%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£25,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Engineering professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Building

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
12%
Production managers and directors
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Construction management

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

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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