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Plymouth University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H202
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

124-136

% 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 B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Distinction Distinction Merit in a relevant subject. A or AS level Mathematics at Grade E also required.

International Baccalaureate
32

32 overall including 5 in Mathematics at Higher Level. English also required.

UCAS tariff points
124-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 124-136 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

Start your professional career from day one with a course accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation. As a student member, youâ??ll join a network of over 80,000 members worldwide, as well as having the opportunity to get involved in our active local branches. Our MEng (Hons) degree is accredited by the professional institutions as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Immerse yourself in the real world of civil engineering through site visits, field courses and visiting lectures from leading Chartered Civil Engineers working on major projects. Benefit from our new £19 million Marine Building, which offers you opportunities to learn water engineering and coastal engineering. We offer major options in structural engineering and flood modelling to equip you to specialise in design and flood risk management. Learn from our teaching staff of professionally qualified experts with relevant experience from the civil engineering industry and researchers with national and international reputations. Get ahead in your career by spending an optional placement year working as a paid student engineer, a great opportunity to further your knowledge and make important industry contacts. Learn a host of design skills from problem solving to sustainable development, as well as developing the critical thinking that plays a key role in the work of a civil engineer, including interpreting and analysing data.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Port and harbour engineering; dissertation; coastal engineering; research skills and methods and Master's stage 1 placement preparation. Optional modules: Assessment of coastal resources and impacts; remote sensing and GIS; mechanics of MRE structures; modelling coastal processes and port policy and management. Final year core module: Civils Master's industrial placement.

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

29%
71%

Year 3

37%
63%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

58%
42%

Year 2

48%
52%

Year 3

42%
58%

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 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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