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University of Southampton

Civil Engineering (4 years)

UCAS Code: H201
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Typical offer: A*AA, to include Mathematics and an accepted science at grade A*A; plus Pass in science Practical(s). (A-level science subjects considered are Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Further Mathematics.) EPQ offer: A*AB, to include Mathematics and an accepted science at grade A*A (see list above), and grade A in the EPQ; plus Pass in science Practical(s). Contextual offer: AAB, to include Mathematics at grade A and an accepted science at grade A (see list above); plus Pass in science Practical(s). General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Typical offer: AAA to include Mathematics and an accepted science. (Science subjects considered are Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Further Mathematics.) All applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/Grade 4.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 38 points, with 18 points required at Higher Level: including 13 points from Mathematics and an accepted science. (Science subjects considered are Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Further Mathematics.)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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


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

Our courses provide you with the fundamentals of engineering, alongside design modules throughout your degree, which enable you to apply your knowledge and develop the skills you need to become a successful engineer. This four-year integrated masters will provide you with the opportunity to study a more extensive range of advanced civil engineering subjects than the BEng course. The first two years of our Civil Engineering degrees are identical, providing the same comprehensive foundation. You will extend your knowledge and skills in your third and fourth years, taking part in individual and group projects. We offer our students a dynamic learning environment; your course will include a combination of lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials, private study, and individual and group projects.


The first year provides a solid grounding in engineering science and design with an emphasis placed on civil and environmental engineering. The second year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Year 1. Mathematics and statistics continue to be taught alongside other Faculty disciplines while, structural analysis, structural design, materials, numerical methods, soil mechanics, construction management, and hydraulics are tailored to civil and environmental engineering needs and applications. A group design project provides the opportunity to further develop and apply the design skills introduced in Year 1. The third year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Years 1 and 2. Highway and traffic engineering is introduced while structures, geotechnics and water related subjects are taught to greater depths. A group design project offers further opportunity for you to develop and apply design skills while, an individual research project allows you to tailor your engineering focus according to your own specific interests. The fourth year represents the opportunity for you to tailor the focus of your degree by specialist module options. A year-long group design project, linked to research and industry sponsors, gives you the opportunity to develop a highly refined engineering design solution within a real world context. Project economics and management are taught to provide further transferable skills for a successful future in industry. Core and compulsory modules: Year 1: Design and Computing for Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Fundamentals, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, ThermoFluids, Mechanics, Structures and Materials. Year 2: Structural Analysis, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Structural Design and Materials, Design 2, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, Construction Management. Year 3: Individual Project, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway & Traffic Engineering, Design 3. Year 4: Group Design Project, Project Economics and Management.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

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 92%
Student score 86% HIGH
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
46% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
23% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
461 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


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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