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University of Leeds

Civil and Structural Engineering

UCAS Code: H200
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
AAAAA

including Mathematics and also English at Intermediate level

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 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

82%

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

From safe drinking water to transport systems, developing bridges to responding to natural disasters, civil engineers make a massive impact on the world we live in and our quality of life. This course lets you sample the whole breadth of civil engineering, with opportunities to specialise as you progress. Youâ??ll study all the major subjects that you need to master as a civil engineer, such as structures, fluids, geotechnics, materials, communications, environmental impact, surveying and mathematics. At the same time, youâ??ll link these areas by focusing on how they come together in the design of the infrastructure and buildings that underpin modern civilisation.

Modules

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

29%
71%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
56%
2%

Year 1

67%
32%
1%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

22%
72%
6%

Year 4

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 94%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
425 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

53%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related 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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