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Loughborough University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

ABB including Mathematics and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

AB including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in all Mathematics units plus A Level Mathematics at grade B or D plus AB in two A Levels to include Mathematics Relevant subjects include Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Construction and the Built Environment, or Applied Science or Physical Science.

International Baccalaureate

34 points with 6 5 5 in HL subjects, with preferably Mathematics and a science at HL

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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

As a Civil Engineer, you can improve quality of life through (re)building or maintaining vital infrastructure. They also solve issues, including supplying energy and clean water to homes, processing and recycling waste, and pollution. The School offers four Civil Engineering courses: an MEng consisting of 4 years full-time study, a BEng of 3 years full-time study, and two equivalent sandwich courses, each of which includes a period spent in industry after two years academic work and leads to the appropriate degree award plus a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). Suitably qualified students may enrol directly on the MEng course. Students on the BEng course may transfer to the MEng at the end of Year 2, subject to satisfactory performance. The courses also offer sponsorship, an outdoor management course and gives you the opportunity to study at an overseas university either in Europe, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia for up to six months in your final year.


Year 1: Areas studied include construction and engineering materials, structures, fluid mechanics, design, surveying, communications, IT, BIM and CAD. Year 2: Areas studied include structural design, health and safety, geotechnics, construction management and structural analysis. Final year: Areas studied include project management, water engineering, health and safety, geotechnics, a group design project, and an individual research project.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
381 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are functional managers and directors


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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