Civil Engineering Brochure - download a pdf version
Civil engineers design, construct, manage and improve our environment. They develop our infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way we live through consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and sustainability.
Why Civil Engineering at City?
- Laboratory experiments are used throughout the courses to consolidate and illustrate the material taught in lectures. There is a large laboratory devoted entirely to undergraduate experiments
- There are residential field trips for geology and surveying
- Design projects: benefit from tackling design problems on real projects. Past projects have been with Alan Baxter & Associates, Clancy Consulting, Arup and DP World
- Launched in 2002, our Open Door to Industry scheme is unique and available only to City University London Civil Engineering undergraduates. It is a web based system primarily used to match small groups of students (4 or less per group) to opportunities for site and office visits. 20 companies have been involved since its inception.
The course is taught using a combination of lectures, coursework and projects. Much of the coursework is related to laboratory experiments. Project work is extensively supported by industry to provide insight into the demands of civil engineering practice.
We offer a wide range of Civil Engineering courses at undergraduate level:
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £14,000
For entry in 2013Typical offers require one of the following:
- A/AS-level: At least 340 UCAS tariff points, including A-level mathematics at grade B. Evidence of ability in a laboratory based subject is preferred.
- BTEC: Typically DDD and A-level mathematics grade B.
- IB: 30, including mathematics or science at Higher Level.
- 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade B/250; A-level mathematics at grade B/100.
Information on entry requirements from our specific Engineering Foundation courses is available on request.
Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.
Other Suitable Qualifications
Civil Engineering Foundation Programme
This Foundation course provides teaching with an emphasis on mathematics and mechanics, as preparation for the first year of the engineering degree courses. Find out more here.
Into City University London
our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.
- IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing sub-test
- TOEFL: 87 internet-based total
- GCSE: English language grade C.
English Language Programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.
City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
For more information see our main Visa page.
- Full-time: Three years or four years including a professional placement.
The course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Management studies and design are also integral parts of the course from the first year through to the final year. Design projects develop your ability to apply technical knowledge in a creative way to open ended problems. Specialist subjects such as surveying, transportation, environmental and building engineering are also studied. There are residential field trips for geology and surveying.
In year one you will study fundamental engineering principles in topics such as structural mechanics, hydraulics, materials and mathematics. You will also study geology and develop basic skills in surveying, IT, computing and graphics. The course will introduce you to the civil engineering design process and civil engineering in practice.
These fundamental principles will then be applied to the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures, the prediction of the mechanical behaviour of soil and the mechanics of fluids. You will learn more about managing construction projects and surveying and undertake design projects that include the outline design of real life industry projects. BEng students can opt to transfer to the MEng course if their overall mark is 60 per cent or above at the end of year two.
The course becomes more applied with the analysis and design of typical geotechnical and hydraulic structures, numerical analysis techniques used in structural design and construction law, contracts and economics. You will undertake a challenging individual project and work on an intensive design module featuring real life projects. You will choose two from four elective modules (students studying surveying have a more restricted choice).
Read the full programme specification.
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught by a combination of lectures, coursework and projects, many of which feature contributions from practising engineers. There are also skills based modules designed to improve your graphical, oral and IT communication skills.
Assessment is by means of coursework, project work and examinations held at the end of each year. Coursework and project work accounts for roughly 30 per cent of the marks for each year. All years contribute to the final degree classification with increasing weight up to the final year.
Read the full programme specification.
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £14,000
ScholarshipsAll UK and EU undergraduate students on Civil Engineering degree courses are eligible for merit based scholarships of up to £1,000 supported by the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Scholarships sponsored by industry and alumni are also available
Scholarship for 2013 entrants: Up to £3,000 cash each year for at least three years for students on this course. Read more here to see if you might qualify.
PlacementsYou can opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your second year. The industrial liaison tutor is in regular contact with companies and will assist you with finding a suitable work placement. You will be paid for your placement year and will be visited by your personal tutor whilst on the placement.
Professional accreditation and career options:
This BEng degree course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, as:
- Fully satisfying the educational base for an incorporated Engineer (IEng)
- 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 www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning Programmes for CEng.
Our close links with industry ensure courses are relevant and produce graduates required by the profession.
Find out more about City University London
Civil Engineering (BEng)
UCAS code: H200, H201
Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
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When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2013 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
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