Civil Engineering, BEng Hons

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 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. 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.

This degree is three years long in full-time mode. It is accredited by the JBM as:
(1) fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng); and, (2) 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. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng status. Please see the MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

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.

UCAS code

H200 M BEng/CE

Department

Engineering Science

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Part-time modes available

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM 2 or 3 A levels with an additional AS level (of which 80 points from A2 mathematics or a physical science/numerate subject) OR BTEC/EdExcel ED at DMM (280) including Distinction in Unit 4 and Unit 28 OR equivalent qualifications

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent.

* Where appropriate you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

* For advanced entry to Year 2 or 3 full-time or the equivalent part-time years, you will need an appropriate level 4 or 5 qualification, for example an HNC, HND or foundation degree or equivalent that maps to this degree. For further information please contact the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000.

Assessment

Project-based tasks, laboratory experiments, formative and summative assignments, and formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Joint Board of Moderators, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers.

Career options

Options include construction, water, environmental and coastal defence or further postgraduate study.

Course content

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 & 2
  • Design and Materials
  • Practical and Experimental Skills
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 & 2
  • Materials
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydraulics (Open Channel Flow)
  • Structures 1 & 2
  • Structural Design
  • Construction Management and Technology
  • Individual Project
  • Engineering Analysis and Applications
  • Geotechnics
  • Choose from the following options: Water Engineering; Design of Concrete Structures; Bridge Design and Assessment

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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Civil Engineering

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