The BSc Civil Engineering course is aimed at students who aspire to become incorporated engineers and wish to study civil engineering with an emphasis on engineering practice and its role within construction.
- You will study with students from other construction related courses on group project modules, with the aim of reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the construction industry and building teamwork and collaboration skills.
- Successful graduates from this Civil Engineering course will be well-suited to working in a range of civil engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations, and upon successful completion of the course should have a sound base to ultimately become incorporated civil engineers in your future career.
Why you should study this course
Teaching is highly practical; you will draw on real-life case studies, previously provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try.
You will use industry-standard software as is widely used by design and consulting engineers.
You will be taught by staff who currently have academic and professional experience in the civil engineering and construction industries, having worked for companies such as Carillion, Arcadis and Laing O’Rourke as principal, senior and management engineers.
Coventry University has a strong portfolio of industry-related research, ranging from applied technology, such instrumentation and measuring to pure innovative research, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues.
You will have access to the University’s Simulation Centre (subject to availability), our interactive people training and development centre. Its bespoke programmes, combined with cutting-edge technology which is currently unique in the UK, helps students, companies and organisations across a range of sectors in training and development. The use of the centre’s Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially trained actors, not only improve skills but helps develop new ways of working by engaging our students in role play to develop their leadership and management skills. A control room in the Simulation Centre monitors the activity of students via cameras allowing staff to provide immediate feedback.
How you’ll learn
Teaching is highly practical; you will draw on real-life case studies, previously provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try. You will use industry-standard software as is widely used by design and consulting engineers.
Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the level of study and the requirements of a particular semester. In a typical week your contact hours will be divided amongst:
- Lectures with associated tutorials
- Laboratory classes
- Practical and studio sessions
In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 13-15 contact hours per week in the first and second year dropping to around 11 contact hours per week in the final year as you become a more independent learner.
This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please request information about studying this course part-time.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include online quizzes, calculation based assignments, report writing, surveying practicals, laboratory work, group project work, design assignments, computer aided drawing, case studies, research dissertation, simulation centre performance, presentations, tests and coursework.
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.
On successful completion, you should have:
- A broad based knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methods, relevant for an accredited Civil Engineering Degree course. This covers a mix of skills and knowledge, including fundamental topics such as Design, Sustainability, Health and Safety and Construction issues for the educational base of an Incorporated Civil Engineer.
- The ability to utilise these principles and methods, together with their knowledge of components and materials, for systematic and effective solution of real engineering problems, validated by simulation methods or by practical construction of models at conceptual and detailed levels.
- The ability to plan a physical or computational experiment or a piece of research, to conduct, record and analyse it to appropriate degree of accuracy, within given time and resource constraints.
- Proficiency with the use of modern IT and computer technologies for planning, managing and executing appropriate engineering solutions and for communicating with clients and stakeholders, and to create and deliver good quality oral and written reports.
- The ability to work effectively and constructively as part of a team which may be multi-disciplinary or multi-cultural, to learn from reflecting on own performance and managing own personal development.
A knowledge of the business context in which civil engineering and construction operates and of their professional and ethical responsibilities in ensuring sustainable development as practicing engineers.
International experience opportunities
There is a mandatory international field trip in year two* where you are required to fulfil a design brief while taking account of the local climate, physical terrain, resources available, social and cultural environment etc.
You may also seek to undertake a relevant professional/international placement year after your second year. This opportunity is encouraged to provide students with the depth of experience that such an opportunity affords.bAssistance with acquiring a relevant placement is offered by the Faculty’s employability and placements team.
You will have the opportunity to take a year studying abroad with support of the Erasmus exchange scheme, between years 2 and 3 of your course.
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