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Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.3k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall grades AAA in Mathematics and Physics and one other subject. We accept all subjects as the third A level, apart from General Studies. We also accept two AS levels in place of a third A level. We can consider applications from students who are taking Mathematics A level but not Physics, provided they are studying the mechanical modules M1 and M2 in their Mathematics A level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AAA in Advanced Highers, including Maths and Physics. The University will accept two Highers in place of the 3rd Advanced Higher. English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

BTEC Diploma

National Diploma - DD plus A Level Maths at grade A

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

National Foundation Diploma - DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

National Extended Diploma - DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A

International Baccalaureate

37 points overall with 6 in Maths at higher level, 6 in Physics at higher level and 5 in English at standard level

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


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


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

MEng Civil Engineering gives you a broad, well-balanced preparation for professional careers in the built environment sector (including design, construction, local authority and specialist work), as well as other areas such as project management and finance. We aim to instill not just an in-depth knowledge of engineering science, but also a solid base of practical skills, an understanding of design, comprehension of the commercial world and a high level of competence in transferable skills (problem solving, team working, creativity, communications and IT). Your first and second years are essentially common with other civil and structural courses offered by the School. Transfer between courses is therefore possible.


The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
74% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
444 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 £26.3k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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