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BEng in Civil Engineering (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Civil Engineering

Course Description

Civil engineering is all about our environment. Civil engineers design, build and maintain our roads, railways, airports, dams, hospitals, schools and sports stadiums. They also design water supply systems and flood protection schemes. They keep our infrastructure working effectively and adapt it to meet challenges like population growth or climate change.

Ranked in the Ten best UK universities to study engineering (The Telegraph, 2018)

Civil Engineering is concerned with creative use of engineering principles and science to shape and improve our lives and our environment.

The work of the Civil Engineer centres on sustainable design for the built and natural environment, both onshore and offshore.

If you are interested in making lasting, positive improvements to society, in sustainable design for the protection of the natural environment on land or at sea, in improving the quality of life for millions of people using novel building techniques and materials, then Civil Engineering is the career choice for you.

The interdisciplinary content of our curriculum and focus on practical applications and value to industry and society provide our students with the necessary intellectual and transferrable skills for a career in a number of industries.

Our teaching is supported by our excellent workshop and laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment, including some of Scotland’s very best hydraulic equipment.

Civil engineering is all about our environment. Civil engineers design, build and maintain our roads, railways, airports, dams, hospitals, schools and sports stadiums. They also design water supply systems and flood protection schemes. They keep our infrastructure working effectively and adapt it to meet challenges like population growth or climate change. Ranked in the Ten...

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Course Content

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year.

It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be accomplished at any point until the second half session of fourth year. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng and there is no quota, meaning that if grade requirements are met that transfer is guaranteed.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Principles of Electronics (EG1008) - 15 Credit Points

CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (EG1010) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004) - 15 Credit Points

Process Engineering (EG2011) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012) - 15 Credit Points

Solids and Structures (EA2502) - 15 Credit Points

Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (EG2501) - 15 Credit Points

Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Geotechnics 1 (EA3027) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007) - 15 Credit Points

Stress Analysis A (EM3015) - 15 Credit Points

Fluid Mechanics (EM3019) - 15 Credit Points

Mechanics of Structures (EA3518) - 15 Credit Points

Design of Structural Elements (EA3519) - 15 Credit Points

Structural Dynamics A (EA3538) - 10 Credit Points

Civil Engineering Design and Surveying (EA3720) - 10 Credit Points

Project and Safety Management (EG3599) - 10 Credit Points

  • Year 4

There are three core courses of study in 4th year. Students then pick from two options when it comes to choosing choices.

Compulsory Courses

Geotechnics 2 (EA40JE) - 10 Credit Points

Civil Engineering Hydraulics (EA40JF) - 10 Credit Points

Advanced Structural Design (EA40JG) - 10 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Option 1

  • Individual Project Abroad (BEng) (EG4011)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice in the first-half session.

Option 2

  • BEng Individual Project (EG4014)
  • Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

BEng Individual Project (EG4014) - 30 Credit Points

Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (EG4011) - 60 Credit Points

Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578) - 15 Credit Points

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year. It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*)
Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission.

Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)
Applicants who achieve our Minimum entry requirements over S4 and S5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics*)
Applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria and who achieve good performance in Maths and one other subject may be made an adjusted offer of entry. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

* These subjects can be either held at the time of application or be achieved during the appropriate admissions cycle.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may be made an offer of admission.

Minimum: BBC (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics)
Applicants who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria and who are predicted to achieve a good performance in Mathematics and one other subject may be made an Adjusted offer of entry.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

Please note: for entry to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering an SQA Higher or GCE A Level or equivalent qualification in Chemistry is required for entry to year 1, in addition to the general Engineering requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*) Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission. Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

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