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University of Salford

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H208
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-104

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grade C or above in Maths and D in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Biology, Computer Science or Design Technology required Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

(Mathematics at grade A or Physics at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Civil Engineering or Engineering required - must include Merit in Maths modules

BTEC Certificate
DD

Civil Engineering or Engineering required - must include Merit in Maths modules

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

Civil Engineering or Engineering - must include Merit in Maths modules

International Baccalaureate
29

Grade 4 in Physics and Maths at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
96-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 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

3 good reasons to study Civil Engineering at Salford: Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer. Practical residential field course at the National Construction College. Leads directly to Chartered Engineer status Civil engineers are a part of our everyday lives, the entire infrastructure of our environment has been influenced by them, from bridges and buildings to utilities and transport; there is no escaping our reliance on their knowledge and skills. You will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills and also a concern for the environment and its resources and for public health and safety. With an excellent reputation and strong links with industry this course will put you in good stead to become a successful professional civil engineer.

Modules

Year 1: engineering mathematics; civil engineering materials and geology; structures; civil engineering construction; civil engineering surveying; civil engineering communication; integrated design exercise. Year 2: engineering mathematics; soil mechanics; structures; design and construction management; highway standards and applications; fluid mechanics; integrated design exercise. Year 3: project; geotechnical engineering; structures; structural design and detailing; case studies in environmental engineering; water resources; integrated design exercise.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

58%
42%

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 94%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
44% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

58%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

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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