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University of Edinburgh

Structural Engineering with Architecture

UCAS Code: H2KC
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
  • Architecture
Student score
76% LOW
79% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£25.8k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

Mathematics and (Physics or Engineering or Design & Technology).

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAA

Mathematics at Grade A, plus either Physics (preferably) or Engineering Science.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Civil Engineers have been trained at Edinburgh University since about 1780, and there has been a Professor in Civil Engineering since 1886. However, the teaching is always innovative, and the degree programmes have been extensively developed over the last decade, making them as valuable as possible to the careers of its students. The flexible array of degrees we offer are designed to give you the scientific background and practical design experience necessary to contribute as professional engineers to large scale projects that will improve the quality of life and sustainability of civil society. Through a combination of lecture modules, laboratory work, design exercises, group projects, individual projects, and industrial interaction, we equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a professional engineer. The teaching staff for Edinburgh's Civil and Environmental Engineering degrees are an energetic and enthusiastic group, whose research is strongly integrated into the teaching programme to produce an education of the highest standard that continuously evolves as knowledge advances. All students undertake an innovative research project near the end of their degree, giving each student the satisfaction of advancing scientific knowledge and an understanding of how to be innovative during their career. The staff enjoy a long-standing reputation for research and innovation in all the main areas of the profession: structures, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and construction management. Key current research foci are in specialised areas such as non-destructive testing, fire safety engineering, shell structures and industrial storage structures. All of our degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The Civil and Environmental Engineering discipline operates a mentoring scheme in which second and

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

35%
65%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

23%
77%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
50%
3%

Year 1

55%
37%
8%

Year 2

58%
42%

Year 3

55%
45%

Year 4

22%
78%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 74%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

62%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
31% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
476 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £25.8k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

62%

Graduates who are conservation and environmental associate professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession probably hit construction the hardest of all industries, which meant that civil engineering, which had one of the lowest unemployment rates before the downturn, was one of the worst affected subjects. Things have got better since then, and appear to be rapidly improving, but normally we'd expect to see unemployment rates at about half of what they are currently. We're still officially short of civil engineers, especially in areas to do with mining, tunnelling and safety, and salaries are well above the graduate average. 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 – it’s the most common way for civil engineers to secure their first position.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
501 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

4%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

27%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Before the recession, architecture had one of the lowest unemployment rates of all the main subjects, and graduates were in demand. But the recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for architects. Things have been looking up more recently, though, so we hope and expect that the jobs market for architects will get better. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills if you want to succeed as an architect.
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