Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

Queen's University Belfast

Environmental and Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H255
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£24.8k MED
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Mathematics plus one from Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Geography, Biology, Computer Science or ICT (not applied).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Grades AB in Mathematics and a relevant Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Applicants being considered for an offer require 16 Distinctions and 2 Merits.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

80%

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

£4,030

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
Icon docs

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

Environmental and Civil Engineering is concerned with the impact of infrastructure on the natural environment. It encompasses planning, design, construction, sustainability and management of the built environment. Fields of activity include water engineering, waste management, structures, transportation and foundations. Environmental engineers require not only technical skills but also project management and communication skills. Civil Engineering was one of the founding degrees at Queen's, making it one of the oldest in the UK and Ireland. Staff are leading high-quality research and are recognised for their excellence in teaching.

Modules

Year 1: Communications 1; construction materials 1; construction practice 1; engineering design 1; engineering drawing 1; engineering surveying 1; further mathematics 1; mathematics 1; mechanics of fluids 1; solids and structures 1; solids and structures 2. Year 2: Communications 2; design 2; engineering geology 2; geotechnics 2; highway and traffic engineering 3; hydraulics 2; mathematics 2; structures 2. Year 3 and 4: Civil engineering science 3; business management; chemistry of natural waters; coastal engineering 4; computer modelling of contaminants; construction management 4; contaminated land design (MEng) 3; design and communication 4; engineering geology 3; engineering hydrology; environmental engineering 1; environmental engineering 2; geotechnics 4; highway and traffic engineering 3; hydraulics 4; hydrogeology management and economics 3; structures 4; transport planning and highway management 4; water and wastewater; treatment 3; project 3.

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
45%
55%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

29%
71%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
40%
60%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

40%
60%

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

Icon bubble

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 93%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

?

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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
22% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
364 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24.8k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

79%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

2%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

2%

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.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us