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Nottingham Trent University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H202

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

Civil engineers find creative ways to solve-real world problems, developing the physical infrastructure for society to exist: from bridges, to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. Accredited by five professional industry bodies, our course has been designed to provide a practical and broad civil engineering education.

Our course is accredited, under license from the Engineering Council, by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which represents the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). It's also accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, recognising the quality and relevance of the course content. The course is also accredited as fully saitsfying the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.

Benefit from excellent employability prospects. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering sandwich students are in a professional or managerial job, just six months after graduating, earning an average salary of £28,900 (DLHE, 2015-2016). Due to a skills shortage and a boom in the construction industry, civil engineering graduates are heavily sought after.

You'll experience hands-on learning in our modern facilities and workshops, offering industry-standard equipment and support from our team of expert technicians - applying that learning to the real world through live projects with industry and site visits. The course offers a placement year, to allow you to gain real work experience - the majority of our students received a salary during this year, and some are offered permanent roles by their placement company after successful completion of their degree. There is also an opportunity to transfer to the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course in your second year.

Modules

All the modules for this course are core. Year One: Civil Engineering Design Projects – You’ll be introduced to the organisation of the construction industry and the key roles played by civil engineering professionals • Engineering Materials – This module will introduce you to the materials which are encountered to in civil engineering and general construction • Engineering Surveying – You’ll develop your skills in using standard surveying instrumentation • Residential field course – Groups will work under limited supervision to plan, manage and assess their own programme to meet set targets • Introduction to Structural Engineering – This module will provide you with an introduction to relevant statics and a quantitative and qualitative appreciation of the behaviour and design beams and triangulated frameworks • Mathematics – You’ll gain a thorough introduction of mathematics and statistics which will Improve your application of number in typical civil engineering tasks. Year Two: Building Technology applied to Civil Engineering – You’ll be introduced to the principles which surrounds construction of buildings for commercial, industrial and institutional use • Construction Practice and the Environment - The aim of this module is to improve your knowledge of practice within the construction industry and your appreciation of the roles and responsibilities that you may undertake in your placement year and beyond • Engineering Skills - This module will further develop your ICT skills and consolidate your skills in the use of surveying instrumentation as well as associated field and office procedures • Further Engineering Mathematics - This module will develop your mathematical and statistical skills appropriate for Civil Engineering at a higher level. It will improve your confidence in the application of mechanics; calculus; matrix algebra; and statistics •Ground Engineering - The Ground Engineering module develops your appreciation of fundamental soil and geological properties, their measurement and testing. The module allows you to recognise and investigate ground related problems and hazards • Structural Engineering - This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the structural behaviour of elements in reinforced concrete and steelwork. You will look at factors influencing the design of reinforced concrete structural elements. Year Three: You’ll get the opportunity to spend a year working in industry which will give you real hands-on experience. Final Year: Individual with Group Project - This module aims to develop your ability to interpret and develop project briefs and analyse the concepts and solutions related to the brief. It allows you to demonstrate initiative, creativity and innovation in the development of solutions to civil engineering related problems • Management and Transportation Studies - The two themes of this module aim to broaden your experience within the civil engineering discipline. Management studies introduces and develops aspects of management theory and practice within the construction industry and business in general • Further Structural Engineering - This module will broaden your knowledge of the conceptual design of structural elements. It will also give you an introduction to the factors that affect the stability of framed building structures and the common methods used to ensure their robustness • Ground Engineering, Water Resources and the Environment - Within this module you will study the theory and application of geo-technical, environmental and water resource issues within civil engineering • Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering - This module is based around four themes: health, safety and welfare; the profession and wider society; clients, stakeholders, communities and government; and sustainability.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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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.

82%
med
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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

81%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C
324

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
16%
Engineering professionals
13%
Production managers and directors
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.

Engineering and technology

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

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

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.

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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?

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