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BEng in Civil Engineering (Full Time)

City University London

Bachelor Degree , Civil Engineering

Course Description

Studying BEng Civil Engineering at City, University of London equips students with the skills in design, construction, management and sustainability required for a successful future in the construction industry.

Civil engineers develop infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way people live through a consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and sustainability.

  • City, University of London has been educating aspiring civil engineers for nearly 90 years. Our graduates are equipped with the skills that the profession demands and we are proud of the success they have enjoyed at the forefront of civil engineering in the UK and around the world.
  • The course features a common first year across engineering disciplines to give students a superb foundation in the science and mathematics that underpins civil engineering. As they specialise in later years the course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering and management studies while placing a particular emphasis on innovative engineering design.
  • City's strong representation at all levels of the profession underpins our close links with industry and with the sector's professional bodies. Our close collaboration with industry is reflected in our research, our approach to education and our emphasis on professional experience for all students.
  • Accrediting bodies have commended the level of industry involvement in City's design projects, specialist lectures and placement opportunities. Our unique "Open Door to Industry" scheme and speed networking careers events in particular allow students to benefit from our central London location and develop an in-depth understanding of the profession they are intending to join.
  • You can opt to transfer to MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering if your overall mark is 60% or above at the end of year two.

Studying BEng Civil Engineering at City, University of London equips students with the skills in design, construction, management and sustainability required for a successful future in the construction industry. Civil engineers develop infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way people live through a consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and...

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Course Content

City's BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Management studies and engineering design are also integral parts of the course.

Our Clerkenwell location gives you access to many of the leading civil and structural engineering contractors and consultants. They collaborate with us to support you during design exercises helping you to tackle real projects with constraints and challenges that would be encountered in practice. Feedback from practicing engineers helps you to develop your ability to apply technical knowledge in a creative way to open-ended problems.

Year 1

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. You will study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide you with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs. You will take the following six 20-credit and one 5-credit core modules:

  • EX1010 Mathematics I
  • ET1060 Engineering Science
  • ET1070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I
  • ET1080 Solid Mechanics
  • ET1061 Electronics
  • ET1090 Design I
  • ET1000 Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2

You will begin to specialise in year two, through the study of geology and soil mechanics plus measurement and data analysis, in addition to tackling more advanced solid and fluid mechanics topics. If you are registered on the BEng degree, and average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, you will be encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree. You will take the following six core modules:

  • EX2010 Mathematics II
  • ET2070 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics II
  • ET2080 Structural Mechanics
  • CV2501 Geology and Soil Mechanics
  • ET2082 Measurement and Data Analysis
  • CV2500 Design II: Civil & Structural

Year 3

The course becomes more applied in the third year with the analysis and design of typical geotechnical, hydraulic and structural forms including the use of computational analysis techniques and coverage of construction management. You will undertake an individual project and address the challenges of providing sustainable and ethical designs that are safe to construct. You will take the following six core modules:

  • CV3501 Geotechnical Engineering
  • CV3503 Hydraulic Engineering
  • CV3602 Structural Engineering
  • CV3502 Civil Engineering Management
  • ET3106 BEng Individual Project
  • CV3500 Design III: Civil

City's BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Management studies and engineering design are also integral parts of the course. Our Clerkenwell location gives you access to many of the leading civil and structural engineering contractors and consultants. They collaborate...

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Entry Requirements

We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available.

Applications through Clearing are likely to be considered on a case by case basis, but an indication of the level at which offers may be considered for International Baccalaureatestudents is as follows:

  • 28 points and above, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 5, OR;
  • 28 points and above, including Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7 and Higher Level Physics at grade 5

If you are an applicant who has completed qualifications outside of the UK then we encourage you to visit our country pages ahead of calling our Clearing hotline. On these pages you will find information on equivalent grades City will be applying during the Clearing process for students applying from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain and the USA.

Entry requirements in Clearing for A-Level students will be published on 15th August. Details of the standard entry requirements for 2019 are shown below.

Standard requirements

  • 'A' Level: BBB (including Mathematics).
  • Tariff: 120 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics. Read more about the new UCAS tariff from September 2017.
  • BTEC: D*DD in Engineering with minimum grade B in 'A' Level Mathematics or Physics.

The following is also required:

  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.

Other suitable qualifications

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

  • Academic English
  • Pre-sessional English

We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available. Applications through Clearing are likely to be considered on a case by case basis, but an indication of the level at which offers may be considered for International...

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