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University of Edinburgh

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics, plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37-32

Award of Diploma with 37 points overall and grades 555 at HL - 32 points overall and grades 555 at HL to include Mathematics and one from Physics or Design & Technology.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: AABB by end of S5 or AABBB/AAAB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A, plus either Physics or Engineering Science.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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

62%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

In the modern world, the physical infrastructure created by civil engineers surrounds us, impacting on our lives in many diverse ways - from bridges and buildings to water treatment and waste management. Civil engineering involves the creative and sustainable application of physics and mathematics, using engineering and computing tools to conceive, design, build and operate this built environment.
Our programme covers the latest developments in core areas of civil engineering including road and rail transport, tunnels, bridges, buildings and dams and also offers many unique strengths in emerging areas including: structural fire engineering, advanced geotechnical investigation and design, use of novel and/or sustainable materials, managing the construction of mega-projects, water security, environmental impact mitigation and disaster analysis and prevention. As a result of the wide range of topics, career opportunities are hugely diverse and our graduates are in great demand.
The programmes we offer allow our students to specialise in a number of technical streams including structural, environmental, construction management, geotechnical and fire safety engineering. We offer an industrial mentoring scheme that allows students to meet and interact with recent graduates working in industry and a close-knit, supportive community within which to develop your engineering skills. Engineering at Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history and enjoys a vibrant and successful present. Our graduates have a distinctive blend of technical skills, ingenuity and entrepreneurship, that can open the door to a rewarding career. All of our BEng programmes are accredited as partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). An accredited programme is needed to complete the CEng educational base.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£24,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

School of Engineering

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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.

78%
med
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

94%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
B
474

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Engineering professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, finance and related 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.

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.

£29k

£29k

£35k

£35k

£37k

£37k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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