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University of Salford

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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

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. 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)

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
77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Civil engineering

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.

Modules

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.

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.

79%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
40%
2:1 or above
18%
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.

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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
4%
Road transport drivers
4%
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.

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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