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Swansea University

Civil Engineering with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: H207

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Including Mathematics.

Considered on an individual basis.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

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

UCAS Tariff

136-144

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

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

**The Graduate Prospects of our Civil Engineering graduates is ranked as 9th in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2018.** Civil engineers play a vital role in society. They are responsible for the design of most of the built environment around us. This includes bridges, tunnels, transport systems, buildings, flood defences and water management.This degree will provide you with a solid background in the design and analysis of civil engineering structures. You will gain engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem down into its component parts, to sketch/model engineering solutions and to be able to understand and prepare technical reports. You will learn about current design practices through the use of the latest engineering standards, such as Eurocodes.We will nurture your computer modelling skills by encouraging you to develop your own software with the final purpose of analysing realistic civil engineering problems. We will also help build your awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different design approaches when facing a civil engineering problem, including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety.Our state-of-the-art facilities include: - Structures Teaching- Geomechanics- Experiments with Concrete Laboratory- Fluid Mechanics- Bridge TestingOur Civil Engineering degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers.Our research and development centre is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world. It has been part of the design teams for the NASA space shuttle, the land-speed record-breaking THRUST and its successor BLOODHOUND SSC, which aims to reach 1,000mph.**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

Year 1
Areas studied typically include:
- Conceptual Design
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Sustainability
- Strength of Materials
- Transport Engineering
- Surveying

Year 2
Areas studied typically include:
- Basic Soil Mechanics
- Dynamics
- Fluid Mechanics
- Introductory Geology for Engineers
- Problem Solving in Engineering with Matlab
- Reinforced Concrete Design
- Steel Design
- Structural Mechanics

Year 3
Areas studied typically include:
- Coastal Processes and Engineering
- Finite Element Method
- Geo-Mechanics
- Ground and Water Engineering Design
- Hydrology and Unsteady Flow
- Superstructure Design

Year 4 (MEng)
Areas studied typically include:
- Coastal Engineering
- Computational Plasticity
- Dynamics and Transient Analysis
- Entrepreneurship for Engineers
- Finite Element Computational Analysis
- Flood Risk Management
- Fluid-Structure Interaction
- Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
- Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

College of 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?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£24,750
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

89%
Engineering professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Public services and other associate 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.

Civil engineering

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

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

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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