Civil Engineering, BEng Hons

Civil engineering is arguably one of the oldest engineering disciplines. It arose from the basic human needs for shelter, safety and warmth. The size of the challenge has grown, but the basic requirements are the same - to keep people warm, safe and secure. In addition, civil engineers now need to consider the environment and the impact that all new buildings and infrastructure development has on the world around us. They face the demands of maintaining and updating existing assets, whilst also designing and constructing new ones. From designing state of the art sports stadia and transport hubs, to keeping read more

Overview

Overview

Civil engineering is arguably one of the oldest engineering disciplines. It arose from the basic human needs for shelter, safety and warmth. The size of the challenge has grown, but the basic requirements are the same - to keep people warm, safe and secure. 

In addition, civil engineers now need to consider the environment and the impact that all new buildings and infrastructure development has on the world around us. They face the demands of maintaining and updating existing assets, whilst also designing and constructing new ones. From designing state of the art sports stadia and transport hubs, to keeping houses and livelihoods safe from flood damage, to ensuring the provision of renewable safe energy sources, civil engineers have designed and built the modern world as we know it. This degree, together with our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, prepares you for all of these challenges.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer with current and future civil engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the pioneering approaches in this field and apply them to the solution of real-world problems
  • To develop your understanding of the civil engineering industry and prepare you to gain graduate employment.

Career development

Nearly 50% of the top 250 Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) companies have a CEO who studied for an engineering degree. Civil engineering is an exciting, varied and respected profession. Civil engineers need to be resourceful, practical and resilient. Communication skills are essential and you will need to be highly numerate and literate to succeed. The skills you will learn in this degree course set you on the road to leadership.

Accreditation

This degree is three years long in full-time mode. It is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as:

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for an incorporated engineer (IEng)
  • Partially satisfying the educational base for a chartered engineer (CEng).

A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

Please see the MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You should have 120 UCAS points which should come from A-levels of which 32 points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2-level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science.

We will also accept:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Residential field courses
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators for the:

on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

Careers

These programmes are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer. Career options include roles in construction, the water industry, and environmental and coastal defence. You could also pursue postgraduate study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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