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University of Southampton

Civil Engineering and Architecture with Industrial Placement Year

UCAS Code: K21K

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Required A-Level subjects include mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable. We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD-D*D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A* in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Tech Level or Grade A in A-level mathematics plus D*D in the Tech Level Accepted subjects: Engineering.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and an additional required subject, one of which must be at D2. Required subjects include mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or grade D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or grade D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

Extended Project

A

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: A*AB, including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject and grade A in the EPQ Required A-level subjects include mathematics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and an additional required subject at H1 Required subjects include mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD-D*D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A* in A-level Maths plus DD in the Technical Diploma or Grade A in A-level Maths plus D*D in the Technical Diploma Accepted subjects: Engineering

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve an A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject at A-level plus D in the Technical Extended Certificate

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

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order) Required A-level subjects include mathematics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

A*AA from 3 A levels including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject or A*A from two A levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate " Required A-Level subjects include mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

UCAS Tariff

152

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75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Architecture

Civil engineering

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 course provides a cross-over between civil engineering and architecture. You will develop key design skills and gain a solid understanding of each discipline. Focusing on the design of structures, materials, construction processes, and their importance in developing sustainable urban environments, this course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in structural engineering design.
The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. The Industrial Placement Year will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.
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.

Modules

The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module, that will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. Core and compulsory modules: Year 1: Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, ThermoFluids, Mechanics, Structures and Materials, Design and Computing for Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Fundamentals. Year 2: Structural Analysis, Structural Design and Materials, Design 2, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, Construction Management. Year 3: Architecture 3, Individual Project, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Urban Design. Year 4: Architectural Group Design Project, Project Economics and Management, Architectural Engineering Project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design projects, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises, dissertations and oral presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,580
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Civil and Environmental 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.

88%
high
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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

95%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Engineering professionals
9%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
6%
Conservation and environment professionals
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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