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Ulster University

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200 J
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of BBB, to include Mathematics and one subject from Physics, Chemistry, Technology, Biology, Geography and Engineering. If A' level Physics is not offered GCSE Physics or Double Award Science at grade BB is required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of BBBCC to include Mathematics and two other technological/scientific subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Geography, Construction, Technology and Technical drawing/graphics at grade C or above.

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

94%

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

£4,030

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

The course is designed and structured to provide you with the opportunity to study the scientific, technical and managerial aspects of civil engineering to an appropriate level. It contains all the elements required for employment in any of the strands of Civil Engineering : Structures, Highways or Water and Wastewater. The skills of self-motivation, original thought, problem solving and decision making, which are so essential to the professional engineer, are encouraged and developed by a programme of project work and design which is undertaken either individually or in small groups. Progress to the MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering is permitted on achieving marks of 60% average or above in the equivalent of the second year of the full-time BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Course.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Materials science; mathematics; design and graphical communications; engineering mechanics; surveying; construction studies; information technology and communications; elective. Year 2: Core modules: Structures; structural design; geotechnics; water resources engineering; engineer and environment; mathematics. Year 3: Core modules: Industrial placement working in a design office or in government department specialising in public works leading to Diploma in Industrial Studies. Year 4: Core modules of structural analysis and design; soil mechanics; water resources engineering; construction management; civil engineering design are studied along with an optional module chosen from environmental engineering; structural performance or highways and transportation engineering; a major individual project is also undertaken.

Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

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 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

51%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 £23.8k LOW
Graduates who are engineering professionals

57%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

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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