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Swansea University

Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H205

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Considered on an individual basis.

Accepted in lieu of one non-subject specific grade at A Level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

With D in all Maths modules

UCAS Tariff

104-112

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

**The Graduate Prospects of our Civil Engineering graduates is ranked as 1st in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2017.**

Engineering offers an enormous range of career opportunities for graduates. If you do not have typical entry qualifications, or are an overseas student without the entry requirements for the first year, the integrated foundation year is designed to provide wider access to accredited honours degrees.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include:
- Structures Teaching

- Geomechanics

- Experiments with Concrete Laboratory

- Fluid Mechanics

- Bridge Testing

Our Engineering degrees are accredited by professional bodies including: Institution of Engineering Technology; Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Institution of Chemical Engineers; Royal Aeronautical Society.

Areas studied typically include:
- Chemistry

- Electricity and Magnetism

- Engineering Science

- Fundamentals of Materials

- Key Skills for Engineers

- Mathematics

- Mechanics

- Thermofluid Mechanics

**95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) – the average salary for our Civil Engineering graduates is £25,000.**

Modules

Below is a sample of some of the modules that you might expect to study at each level of the BEng Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year degree (it should be noted that these do vary from year to year):
- Development of Key Skills for Engineers
- Fundamentals of Materials
- Basic Engineering Analysis 1a
- Basic Engineering Analysis 1b
- Foundation Chemistry
- Engineering Science
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Mechanics
- Thermofluid Mechanics
- Basic Engineering Analysis 2a
- Basic Engineering Analysis 2b

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Civil Engineering

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.

75%
low
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

84%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D
355

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Engineering professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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