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BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112-120

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24.1k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Must be in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

Must be in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Must be in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate
26

A minimum of two Higher Level subjects, to include Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
112-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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

96%

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

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, which means that it meets all the academic requirements for you to be able to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and some of the academic requirements for you to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Modules

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
28%
5%

Year 1

63%
33%
4%

Year 2

20%
68%
12%

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 90%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
51% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £24.1k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

45%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

Graduates who are production managers and directors

4%

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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