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Newcastle University

Civil Engineering (with foundation year)

UCAS Code: H291
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Engineering discipline required, to include Distinctions in all Mathematical and Analytical Science units.

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

75%

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

Want to study civil engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year Civil Engineering degrees. You will study topics such as foundation mathematics, applied mechanics and material science. On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.

Modules

Foundation year (stage 0): Students take just over 1/2 their modules in mathematics, mechanical sciences and applied mechanics; the remainder of the modules are assigned from a range of engineering subjects and include a project, as well as laboratory work related to the engineering programme they wish to study.

Newcastle University

Newcastle Campus

Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

34%
66%

Year 3

27%
73%

Year 4

27%
73%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
29%
4%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

55%
45%

Year 3

35%
64%
1%

Year 4

35%
64%
1%

Year 5

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 90%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

58%

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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