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University of Salford

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

C in Maths and a Numerate Science. Numerate Sciences include: Physics (Pass practical), Chemistry (Pass practical), Electronics, Design Technology and Computer Science. Also need Pass in Science Practical (A level) C in A/S level physics also acceptable A Level Engineering, Art & Design and 3D Design not acceptable in place of Maths or Numerate Science. Students who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A Levels - Refer to Tutor (must have A2 Maths)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104-112 UCAS tariff points. To include a C at Advanced Higher or an A at Higher To include specific subjects: Maths and Physics or Design Technology at Advanced Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Civil Engineering or Engineering (Manufacturing Eng and Mechanical Eng OK) – Must obtain Distinctions in all Maths Modules. NO CONSTRUCTION BASED DIPLOMAS.

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in Physics and Maths at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

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 engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. It provides the facilities for day-to-day life, and for transport and industry to go about its work. Infrastructure is the thing that supports our daily life - roads and harbours, railways and airports, hospitals, sports stadiums and schools, access to drinking water and shelter from the weather. Infrastructure adds to our quality of life, and because it works, we take it for granted. Only when parts of it fail, or are taken away, do we realise its value. Salford's Civil Engineering teaching team won the 2012 IStructE Teaching Excellence Award and constantly strive to improve and develop teaching practice.


Year one modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Civil Engineering Materials and Geology, Structures, Civil Engineering Construction, Civil Engineering Surveying, Civil Engineering Communication, Integrated Design Exercise. Year two modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Structures, Design and Construction Management, Highway Standards and Applications, Fluid Mechanics, Integrated Design Exercise. Year three modules may include: Individual Project, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Finite Element Analysis with Seismic Engineering, 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

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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 85%
Student score 79% 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
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
24% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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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