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Teesside University

Civil Engineering (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: H210

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

Entry requirements


Pass Access course.

MM if combined with additional qualifications.

Grades CC required.

UCAS Tariff

32-88

Offers tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis

75%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

Summary:This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you dont have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme.Course details:Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with designing, constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment. Put simply, civil engineers build bridges, tunnels, canals, dams and flood protection measures, tall buildings and other large structures. The next few decades promise to be among the most challenging ever for the civil engineering community. Progressive urbanisation, increasing populations, ongoing economic development, climate change and the persistent risk of extreme events already present many threats to infrastructure. This programme produces industry-ready graduates. It incorporates key aspects of civil engineering such as structures, geotechnics, fluid mechanics, materials and construction management. You are taught by accessible, professional lecturers and you have an employability-focused curriculum with manageable group sizes to give you one of the best student experiences available.After the course:Typical roles include construction project management, building/civil engineering for contractors or consultants, architectural practices, local authorities or government agencies. Our recent graduates have been employed by Arup, Birse Civils, Jacobs, WSP Group, Interserve, Atkins Global and Aker Solutions.

Modules

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Assessment methods

You are taught in a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, case-based learning, workshops and seminar sessions. Technical visits, field courses and attendance at professional meetings supplement your learning experience. You are also expected to have self-study time to prepare assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. The lectures will convey large elements of the content, provide core themes and explanations of difficult concepts, and set the scene for your independent learning. You cover the JBM core subjects in each year: structures, geotechnics, materials, construction management and hydraulics. Field courses and site visits are key components of the course, allowing you to see the scale and complexity of construction and to develop practical skills. A field course in the first year is focused around a civil engineering project and involves using many of the skills developed earlier in the year. One module a year, excluding Level 3, involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period of problem-solving, which provides you with an opportunity to enhance your employability skills. Throughout the programme you use the laboratories for heavy structures, geotechnics, material properties and hydraulics. Discipline-specific modules employ a range of computer-based labs to allow you to perform simulation and numerical analysis of complex models, particularly those modules covering geotechnical, structural and hydraulics study areas. There are a range of assessments types. In-course assessment ranges from practical laboratory reports and engineering calculations, through to using 3D visualisation tools, collaborative project work, and making presentations to practising engineers from industry. We use end exams within a number of modules in each year. We have an assessment schedule with details and submission deadlines to help.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

73%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
17%
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.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Engineering professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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