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Abertay University

Civil and Environmental Engineering

UCAS Code: H2H2

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include Maths

HND (BTEC)

D

Where 3rd year entry cannot be offered:- HND Construction and the Built Environment HND Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include Maths at S5 or H4

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

DDM

Construction and the Built Environment Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Scottish HNC

Pass

Where 2nd year entry cannot be offered:- HNC Architectural Technology Graded unit 1 at A HNC Quantity Surveying Graded unit 1 at A HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design Grade unit 1 at A HNC Engineering Practice Graded unit 1 at A HNC Engineering Systems Graded unit 1 at A HNC Construction Graded unit 1 at A

Scottish HND

Pass

Where 2nd or 3rd year entry cannot be offered:- HND Environment Sciences Graded unit 2 at A HND Engineering Systems Graded unit 2 at A

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

To include Maths

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

If you want to know what the future will look like, as a civil or environmental engineer. It's up to them to design and build the structures and infrastructures that improve our lives and protect the natural world. Their work involved everything from constructing bridges and energy plants, to designing flood prevention systems. All students complete a term-long work placement with an engineering or construction company, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and contacts. Industry-funded scholarships and paid work experience opportunities are available. 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Environmental Management; Research Methods; Innovation in Design; Advanced Structural Design; MEng Integrated Design Project and MEng Individual Research Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Introduction to Environmental Sciences' Earth's Critical Zone; BIM Life Cycle; Advanced Geotechnical Engineering; Plate & Shell Design and Finite Elements Analysis and Water & Environmental Engineering 2.

Assessment methods

We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.

Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff. Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

Graduate School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Civil engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

£21,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Engineering professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

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