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University of Exeter

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 3 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£24.4k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

Mathematics and another science subject at Grade B

Scottish Highers
AAAAB-AABBB

Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-BBB

Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B

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

84%

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

£9,250

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

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

31%
69%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
32%
5%

Year 1

49%
51%

Year 2

40%
56%
4%

Year 3

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 88%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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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
35% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
443 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £24.4k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

62%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services

3%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

3%

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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