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University of Salford

Civil and Architectural Engineering

UCAS Code: HK2C

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,C,C

C in Maths and a Numerate Science. Numerate Sciences include: Physics (Pass practical), Chemistry (Pass practical), Electronics, Design Technology and Computer Science. Engineering, Art & Design and 3D Design not acceptable in place of Maths or Numerate Science. A-Level Engineering are not acceptable instead of Maths or Numerate Science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Grade 5 in Physics and Maths at Higher Level.

104-112 UCAS tariff points. Higher Level Physics and Maths.

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

DMM

Civil Engineering or Engineering (Manufacturing Eng and Mechanical Eng OK) – Must obtain Distinctions in all Maths Modules. No construction based diplomas.

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.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Architecture

Civil engineering

**From bridges and buildings to utilities and transport, civil engineering design shapes our everyday lives. With the demand for qualified engineers increasing, our industry-recognised BEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering degree will open up far-reaching career opportunities.**

Blending civil engineering competencies with architectural essentials, this course promotes hands-on learning to help you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need in your career. Led by our IStructE award-winning civil engineering team, you’ll develop the skills to work closely with architects and turn their concepts and drawings into real-life.

Delivered over three years – or four, if you choose to study on our integrated masters - the course content draws from across the civil engineering spectrum. Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers), the course satisfies the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester, home to world-famous feats of engineering and the largest construction hub outside of London. You’ll study the principles of engineering, mathematics, construction management, and geology. You’ll advance to explore building and architectural studies, looking at building envelope, services, and structural form. We’ll also encourage you to take an additional placement to gain vital workplace experience, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award.

**Features**

- Develop ability in the design and construction of building envelopes used in modern building architecture, and understanding of advanced structural forms

- Explore the built environment, sustainability and urban design topics related to building and civil engineering works, including energy, supply, acoustics and risk

- Analyse soil slopes and foundations, exploring embankments, earth dams, and shallow foundations on various soil types

- Build knowledge and understanding of modern architecture in the context of building and civil engineering, including design and construction management

Modules

Year one modules may include: Engineering Mathematics E1, Civil Engineering Materials and Geology, Structures E1, 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, Architectural Studies, Building Services, Integrated Design Exercise. Year three modules may include: Individual Project, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Finite Element Analysis with Seismic Engineering, Building Envelope and Structural Form, Built Environment, Integrated Design Exercise.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and 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.

68%
low
Architecture
76%
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.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

71%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

76%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Architecture

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
27%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

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
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
6%
Quality and regulatory professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Civil engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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