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University of Salford

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

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.

112-120 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.

112-120 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

112-120
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

**Creaking transport networks and dwindling water supplies are not the only 21st century challenges facing civil engineers. An increasingly digitised and connected world is driving greater efficiencies and sustainable practice. With growing demand for qualified civil engineers, our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree is the gateway to a challenging and rewarding profession.**

Led by our IStructE award-winning team, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to create the infrastructure of the future. 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) as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), you’ll meet highest professional standards.

Course content is drawn from across the civil engineering spectrum. You’ll study structures, materials, mathematics and geology. You’ll build knowledge in design and construction management, highways and geotechnics. You’ll experience Constructionarium - a practical residential field course at the National Construction College. If you choose the MEng pathway, you’ll advance to study water management and transport design.

Features
• Take an industry placement to gain workplace experience, adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award
• Gain understanding and ability to fulfil a range of civil engineering surveying tasks, land surveying and quantity surveying
• Develop your ability to design simple structural steel, analyse statically indeterminate structures and design complex structures
• Identify and manage environmental issues and associated risks relating to civil engineering, including water, transport, landscape, heritage and biodiversity
• Learn about materials and their fundamental behaviour, including construction materials, geology, soil mechanics and laboratory testing.
• Develop professional knowledge, design and analytical skills towards Chartered Engineer status, learning about associated social, legal and environmental issues

**This course is also available with an integrated Masters route [MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering]**

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 Science, Engineering and Environment

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.

74%
low
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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)

B
D
D

After graduation


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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.

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