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Loughborough University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H203
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including Maths and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB including Maths

Scottish Advanced Highers

AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAAAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering: 12 units at Distinction in a relevant Engineering based subject, plus A Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels to include Maths.

International Baccalaureate

37 points with 6 6 6 at HL, with preferably Maths 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 144 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

The School of Civil and Building Engineering offers students outstanding prospects with 97% of our employed graduates working in professional or managerial roles within six months of leaving (of those available for work or study, DHLE 2013). Civil Engineering at Loughborough is ranked 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2016) and provides a strong educational basis to progress your Chartered Engineer status. Our students on the MEng Civil Engineering are some of the happiest in the UK, rating themselves as 100% satisfied with their course (Unistats 2014). The Civil Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation by the Joint Board of Moderators. During your studies we aim to help you to develop a range of skills and abilities which will give you the confidence needed to pursue a leading role in the construction industry. As well as gaining theoretical knowledge, you will learn how to apply it to the solution of practical problems. All MEng students have the opportunity to apply for sponsorship to a consortium of leading UK companies. Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your study on the course, summer placement work if you want it and a paid twelve month period of industrial training.


Year 1: mathematics; construction materials; fluid mechanics; engineering materials; construction technology and management; structural analysis and mechanics; engineering design; surveying; communications, information technology and computer aided design. Year 2: structural design; geotechnics; hydraulics; surveying; construction management; construction contract procedure; structural analysis and mechanics; mathematics; field courses further engineering mathematics. Plus options from: urban water management; French, German or Spanish. Year 3: structural analysis and mechanics; geotechnics; teamwork design project; water engineering; teamwork and leadership (outdoor course); construction it; project management; health and safety. Plus 2 options from: water treatment; applied structural analysis; GPS surveying; ground engineering; design of bridges and foundations; environmental engineering; maintenance repair and refurbishment; civil engineering for developing countries; emergency water and sanitation engineering; intensive German for civil engineers; French, German or Spanish. Year 4: research project; project information management; applied structural mechanics; environmental modelling; advanced geotechnical modelling; either design process management, development project, European projects or modules at an overseas university. Plus 1 or 2 options from: photogrammetry and remote sensing; management finance; human resource management in construction; transport demand management; enterprise technology.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

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Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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Year 4

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 95%
Student score 87% 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


Received sufficient advice and support



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
5% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25.5k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are road transport drivers


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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