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University of Surrey

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB including Mathematics and at least one of the following A Level subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Further Mathematics, IT

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB including Mathematics and Physics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

71%

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

£9,250

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

Civil engineers shape the physical infrastructure of our world. From the supply of clean water in the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis to the design and construction of a multi-million-pound infrastructure project, the expertise of civil engineers is key. Creative and proactive civil engineers combine technical, practical and managerial skills. They are responsible for the planning, design and construction of roads, dams and waterways, tunnels, buildings, harbours, sports stadia, airports and bridges.

Modules

Level 1: Modules include personal, professional and transferable skills; engineering materials; fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; statics and dynamics; sustainable development; drawing and computer aided design (CAD). Level 2: Modules include engineering management; soil mechanics; concrete technology; structural design; health and safety; structural mechanics and analysis; construction practice. Level 3: Modules include bridge engineering; foundation engineering and soil slopes; hydrology and water supply; wastewater treatment and sewerage; steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete design; traffic and transportation; architectural concepts.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
39%
9%

Year 1

50%
39%
11%

Year 2

50%
50%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
23% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

54%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are protective service occupations

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession probably hit construction the hardest of all industries, which meant that civil engineering, which had one of the lowest unemployment rates before the downturn, was one of the worst affected subjects. Things have got better since then, and appear to be rapidly improving, but normally we'd expect to see unemployment rates at about half of what they are currently. We're still officially short of civil engineers, especially in areas to do with mining, tunnelling and safety, and salaries are well above the graduate average. 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 – it’s the most common way for civil engineers to secure their first position.
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