We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies as per our policy which also explains how to change your preferences.

Loughborough University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: at least 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits and 15 credits at Level 2, plus B at A Level Maths.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL) including Maths and preferably a second science at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DDD

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAABB.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Civil engineering

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.Our Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree can be studied with a placement year (over 4 years) or without (over 3 years). Completing a placement year successfully earns students an additional qualification (Diploma in Industrial Studies).Students on the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) course may transfer to the Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) at the end of Year 2, subject to satisfactory performance at the MEng level. Our Civil Engineering courses also offer sponsorship, extensive laboratory facilities, several field courses away from the university, including surveying, geotechnics, water engineering, and outdoor management.A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Modules

Year one provides the building blocks for the understanding of Civil Engineering and for on going study at University. You will study a number of technical subjects to learn the basic principles of how materials, structures and fluids behave to enable you to use those properties in design later in the course. You will learn advanced mathematical skills to support these subject. You will also study general study skills and subject specific skills such as surveying and basic principles of design.

Year two of the course builds on year one to provide the main technical information to allow you to be able to evaluate and solve civil engineering problems. This year the subjects are more practically focused towards working in construction. You will learn how to apply design codes to design problems. How construction contacts revolve around money and people in terms of Law and health and safety. You will also continue with more technical subjects. Towards the end of the year you will undertake a two week field course to practice the surveying and geotechnical materials taught. At the end of year two students have the option to work in industry for a year and transfer between the MEng and BEng and vice-versa.

In your final year you undertake a BEng focused large group design exercise based on a real project working with one of our industry partners. This integrates knowledge and skills from earlier study, and includes a 2 day outdoor teamwork field course. You will also undertake an individual research project working one to one with a member of academic staff on a specific topic. The subjects this year extend your base knowledge from years 1 and 2 to integrate your knowledge to solve real engineering problems, often working in teams. In year three there is an opportunity to choose options in subject areas of specific interest.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, design projects, laboratory work, presentations, technical reports and field work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

All have the opportunity to apply for sponsorship, with support and help from the School, to a consortium of leading civil engineering companies. Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your studies, summer placement work (if you want it) and employment for a twelve month period of industrial training.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Architecture, Civil and Building Engineering

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs
Read full university profile

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

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
93%
IT resources
96%
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?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
17%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Senior officers in protective services
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Civil engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

£37k

£37k

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.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here