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University of Bradford

Civil and Structural Engineering

UCAS Code: H291

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS points to include Maths at grade C

112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Maths at grade H1 and Ordinary English Language at grade O4.

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

DMM

Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering or Construction. BTEC Extended Diploma (2010): Engineering subjects to include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians module (Unit 28) at Distinction. Construction and the Built Environment to include Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment module (Unit 19) at Distinction. BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016): To include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8) at Distinction.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include 64 points from 2 GCE Advanced Level (or equivalent) including GCE Advanced Level Mathematics at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Civil engineering

Civil engineers are concerned with the science and art of large-scale infrastructure projects including roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, airports, docks, offshore structures, dams, water supply, drainage and irrigation schemes, buildings and other major works.The course provides a solid foundation in computing, mathematical, drawing and communication skills and a broadly-based education in the geotechnical, structural, environmental and management aspects of civil engineering.The additional MEng year enables further study of the technical and managerial aspects of civil and structural engineering and provides the fastest route to gain Chartered Engineer status.Professional Accreditation/RecognitionThis course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which includes the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Highways and Transportation, and satisfies the educational base to becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This course is also recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Modules

Year 1:
Computer-Aided Engineering (core)
Construction Materials (core)
Engineering Mathematics (core)
Fluid Mechanics 1 (core)
Materials Technology & Structural Mechanics (core)
Skills for Engineering (core)
Surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM) (core)

Year 2:
Civil Design Project (core)
Financial & Project Management (core)
Fluid Mechanics 2 (core)
Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (core)
Soil Mechanics (core)
Steel & Concrete Design (core)
Structural Mechanics & Analysis (core)
Year 3:
Placement Year

Year 4:
Feasibility Study (core)
Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Design (core)
Project (core)
Six Sigma for Business Excellence (core)
Steel & Composite Design (core)
Sustainability in the Built Environment (core)
Open Channel Hydraulics (option)
Transportation Studies (option)

Year 5:
Advanced Geotechnics (core)
Advanced Project (core)
Construction Management (core)
Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering (core)
Sustainable Hydraulic Design (core)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (option)
Design Optimisation (option)
Engineering Computational Methods (option)
Risk Management (option)

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Civil and Structural 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.

86%
high
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

90%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£24,575
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Customer service occupations
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

£28k

£28k

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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