100% OF OUR BENG (HONS) CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR COURSE
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Civil engineering is all about people. From supplying energy and clean water to our homes, to processing and recycling our waste, civil engineers work on developing services and facilities we use every day.
On this Civil Engineering degree, you’ll study fundamental engineering principles, underpinned by mathematics, health and safety, and sustainability. You’ll learn how to use industry-standard software for the design and construction of civil engineering projects. There are also opportunities for field trips and work placements.
Our Civil Engineering courses are designed with senior industry professionals to ensure you are highly employable and a valuable addition to any area of the industry.
You’ll study core topics such as mathematics, structures, materials, geotechnics, hydraulics and surveying. Threads of design, sustainability, health and safety, and professionalism are also embedded in the civil engineering course. Your dissertation enables you to tailor your qualification to the area of industry you want to work in.
Year One: Civil Engineering degree
In your first year, you will learn fundamental engineering principles. You will explore the relevance of mathematics in engineering and gain an appreciation of issues in construction management, materials and the environment.
- Conceptual Modelling and Sustainable Design
- Mathematics for Engineers
- Engineering Mechanics 1
- Site Practice and Surveying
- Construction Materials
- Thermo-Fluid Mechanics
Year Two: Civil Engineering degree
In year two, you’ll have an opportunity to apply the principles learned in year one through a series of modules covering materials and structures, hydraulics and surveying. In both your first and second years, you will attend practical field courses covering subject areas such as engineering, surveying and geology/geotechnics.
- Civil Engineering Practice
- Geotechnics and Engineering Geology
- Mechanics of Materials and Structures
- Analytical and Numerical Methods
- Engineering Surveying and Highway Design
- Hydraulics and Engineering Hydrology
Year Three: Civil Engineering degree
In your final year, you will focus on the analysis, design and implementation of engineering systems, and sustainability in civil engineering. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge of geotechnical concepts to practical design and construction problems. Finally you will undertake an individual project which gives you the chance to apply your technical knowledge.
- Individual Dissertation
- Integrated Project
- Structural Engineering
- Geotechnics – Analysis and Design
- Civil Engineering Management and Business
- Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering
Our Civil Engineering lecturers are experts in their subject areas, having worked in, or with, industry, conducting research, presenting at conferences, publishing their work, and informing your studies with the latest insights. Not only will you be taught by academics who are specialists in their fields, but you will also benefit from guest speakers from the engineering world.
You will learn through lectures, which are supported by tutorials, practical sessions and seminar groups. Wherever possible, your work will be based on live projects and case studies, with contributions from industry professionals.
Most project modules are based on ‘live’ schemes, supported by guest lectures from professional engineers. This ensures you receive an in-depth briefing on many aspects of real-life construction.
Part-time students are able to follow an embedded route, which gives them the opportunity to achieve a professional qualification while studying and working.
The Civil Engineering degree is assessed through assignments, coursework, ongoing class tests and exams. Presentations are included as elements of assessments in some modules, in order that key communication and presentation skills can be developed.