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Civil Engineering (Extended), BEng Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Study in our specialist state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Gain project-based, learning skills from the first year of study on this programme
  • Benefit from our strong links to major industries, such as Atkins, BAM Nuttall and Amey
  • Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, IHE and CIHT)
  • Study in the only university in Kent to offer the full range of engineering programmes.

H208 M BEng/CE

UCAS points

64

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4 years full time

8 years part time

5 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This BEng Hons Civil Engineering extended degree is identical to the BEng Hons Civil Engineering one, but also includes a foundation year and a lower entry tariff.

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 incorporated or chartered (with further study) 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.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 64 Points

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 16 Points from Mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Pass) or related subject.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 16 Points from A-level Mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from A-level Mathematics
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Engineering
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2.

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

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • The ability to demonstrate English language capability to an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or above, with no skill below 5.5.

A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system.

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 using a range of methods, including:

  • 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.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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