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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Must include two science or numerate subjects. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass? in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017). General Studies cannot be included in the minimum tariff points required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
25

Must include two science or numerate subjects.

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

77%

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

£9,250

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 engineering is a rewarding profession with engineers increasingly working in multidisciplinary teams. This practical course will ensure you have the technical and management capabilities to contribute effectively in a wide range of environments. Your course team will help you secure work placements during the summer and your sandwich year, should you choose to take one. You will also be supported in recording your initial professional development for membership of the accrediting institutions. This course is accredited for fully satisfying the educational base for incorporated engineer status.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: engineering materials science; engineering mathematics; civil engineering management a; surveying a and cad; engineering mechanics; civil engineering project (full-time only); civil engineering technology project (part-time only); structural design; geotechnical engineering a; highway engineering a; engineering materials technology. Year 2 core modules: civil engineering management b; structural design; geotechnical engineering a; highway engineering a; engineering materials technology. Year 2 option modules: structural analysis; surveying b. Year 3 core modules: hydraulics and water engineering; project development; project design; quantitative methods. Year 3 option modules: structural engineering; infrastructure management; geotechnical engineering b; highway engineering b.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Accredited by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

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 84%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
11% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
46% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
257 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

6%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

42%

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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