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University of Manchester

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Grades AAB including Mathematics and Physics. We accept all subjects as the third A level. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. Typical Contextual Offer: Grades ABB

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with Merit or Distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. For entry onto this course we would also require an A level in Mathematics at Grade A in addition to the HE Diploma.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. We require Grades D3,D3,M2 including Mathematics and Physics. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grades A*-C or 9-4. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade C/4. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects. The course specific requirements are: 35 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher level in Mathematics, Physics and one other subject We also accept 5 in English Language at Standard level to meet our English language requirements.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DM plus A Level Maths at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grades D plus A Level Maths and Physics at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDM plus A Level Maths at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DM plus A Level Maths and Physics at Grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DM plus A Level Maths at Grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grades D plus A Level Maths and Physics at Grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades DDM plus A Level Maths at Grade A.

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades DM plus A Level Maths and Physics at Grade A.

Three Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics at Grades AAB. We will accept two Highers in place of the 3rd Advanced Higher. English Language and Mathematics 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). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Three Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics at Grades AAB. We will accept two Highers in place of the 3rd Advanced Higher. English Language and Mathematics 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). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. (Our BEng A level requirements are Grades AAB). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

To succeed, civil engineers must couple creativity and originality with a deep understanding of technical topics as well as broader areas such as sustainability, design and management. On our civil engineering degrees you will study core subjects such as structural, fluid and soil mechanics, engineering design, and maths; as well as emerging subjects crucial to the future of society such as climate change; resource usage and management; and intelligent and futureproof infrastructure. These are blended with our specialisms and optional subjects such as energy supply, fire safety engineering and legal issues to provide a unique and highly sought after engineering education.

In your first two years you will focus on developing fundamental abilities that underpin your later study and future career. There is a mix of theoretical knowledge coupled with practical experience. Traditional lectures are supplemented by outstanding blended learning resources that allow for online study at any time. Highlights include designing, building and testing bridges in first year, and a field trip in second year where your design for a hydro-power scheme must be laid out on the ground using GPS surveying and mapping techniques.

The later years of your degree include further theoretical material but with an emphasis now on applying your knowledge to a series of increasingly challenging and realistic design projects. In third year you undertake an dissertation on a subject of your choice, with individual supervision from an academic with relevant expertise. On the MEng programmes, your fourth year contains two design projects undertaken with industrial mentors, and a selection of optional courses, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and career plans.

Our curriculum is set out in detail here , where full details of all our civil engineering courses and modules are given.

Years 1 and 2 of this course are common with those of the MEng in Civil Engineering. Subject to satisfactory performance, it is possible for students to transfer from the BEng course onto one of our MEng courses at the end of their second year.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

75%
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

27%
UK students
73%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

81%
Engineering professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
2%
Teaching and educational 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.

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