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Plymouth University

Civil and Coastal Engineering

UCAS Code: H255
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

108-120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£24.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction and to include all mathematics units with Distinction and to be studying the following units and achieved Distinctions in : Level 3 Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Level 3 Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma (new): Level 3 Engineering Principles; Level 3 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Level 3 Further Engineering Mathematics. Please refer to institution for full details if you require any further advice. Note: where a pass in A or AS level mathematics has been achieved: DMM to include all mathematics units with Merit.

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
28

28 points including 5 at Mathematics Higher Level. English accepted within.

UCAS tariff points
108-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 108-120 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

100%

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

Distinguish yourself professionally with an accredited degree. Our BEng (Hons) is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You'll qualify for membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers. Benefit from our new £19 million Marine Building, where youâ??ll find facilities for teaching water and coastal engineering. Youâ??ll be taught modules in coastal engineering and water management, preparing you to specialise in design or flood risk management and port engineering. Lay strong foundations for a successful career using our extensive industry links to secure a paid, one-year work placement. Gain the confidence, real-world know-how and vital industry experience employers are looking for. Learn a host of design skills from problem solving to sustainable development, as well as enhancing the critical thinking that plays a key role in the work of a civil engineer. Work with the latest industry-standard software, in our high specification laboratories. Youâ??ll develop a strong understanding of fundamental principles, while honing your skills at the same time. Learn from professionally qualified experts with relevant experience from the civil engineering industry, and researchers with national and international reputations.

Modules

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
58%

Year 1

58%
42%

Year 2

35%
65%

Year 3

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 78%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £24.3k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

64%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

3%

Graduates who are road transport drivers

3%

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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