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BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
93% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BCC

Year 1 entry - BCC including Maths and a Science subject plus 3 GCSEs including English, Maths and a Science subject

Scottish Highers
BBBB

BBBB including Maths and a Science plus English at Standard grade

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

26 points including Maths and a Science subject at 4 points at Higher level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

83%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Year 1: Mathematics; science; structural mechanics; design and project work; introduction to the construction industry; communication, drawing and computing skills; assignments are based on examples from industry. Year 2: Construction materials; design of structural elements; hydraulics; geology for engineers; mathematics; surveying and economics. Industrial training: 20-week paid period in industrial placing. Year 3: Models in structural enginineering; water engineering; ground engineering; construction technology; project management; 2-week group design project. Industrial training: 20-week paid period in industrial placing. Year 4 (Honours): Final year project, students undertake an investigation into a subject area of their choice; modules in structural engineering; transportation engineering and a choice of options in areas of environmental management or specialist fields of civil engineering.

University of the West of Scotland

Ayr Campus

UWS is among the fastest growing institutions, offering modern, job market relevant degree courses to a wide demographic of students through different learning platforms. The Students' Association is on campus to support, enable and represent all students. It also offers the ultimate recreational and safe spaces in our campuses in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley.

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

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 98%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
11% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
44% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 £24k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

73%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

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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