Our degree in Civil Engineering is a path for students to become a leader in tomorrow's complex world. City University London is committed to ensuring that its civil engineering graduates lead the way in technical expertise, strategic thinking, innovation and communication.
Civil engineers develop infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way people live through a consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and sustainability.
City's BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 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) and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning is required to complete the education base for CEng.
See the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.
Typical offers require one of the following:
Please note: We do not accept entry into the final year of the course.
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.
INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Engineering and Mathematics. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of an approved English language qualification. We accept the following:
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. Find out more about:
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
Applications for degree courses must be made through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (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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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.
Your application for entry in September 2016 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2015 and 15 January 2016. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2016 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.
For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact City University London's Admissions Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8716/0223
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).
The benefits of studying Civil Engineering at City
Roman Ghafarzada explains how his placement at Skanska has motivated him to become successful within the construction industry.
You can opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your second year of the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course.
Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Selecting a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
You will also be visited by your personal tutor while on the placement.
We have an array of recently refurbished facilities, including exceptional laboratories.
The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility is the centrepiece of the Civil Engineering Laboratory which also accommodates a large flexible laboratory space used for centrifuge model preparation, model testing at 1g, concrete testing and teaching.
Adjacent to this are concrete mixing and casting facilities, a temperature-controlled soil element testing laboratory and a concrete durability laboratory.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, coursework and projects, many of which feature contributions from practising engineers. There are also skills-based modules designed to improve graphical, oral and IT communication skills and two residential field courses, in geology and surveying.
Assessment on the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is by coursework, project work and examinations held at the end of each year. Coursework and project work account for roughly 50 per cent of the marks for each year.
All years contribute to your final degree classification, with increasing weight up to the final year.
There is a residential field course in geology for engineers at the end of year one and for surveying at the end of year two.
In both cases we run sufficient courses each year to ensure that the group size is reasonable and students are able to benefit fully from the teaching and exercises that take place. Students work individually and in small groups on a variety of exercises and projects during the field courses, a format which has proved popular.
Following their accreditation visit in 2010 the Joint Board of Moderators highlighted the "success of [City's] small group residential field courses" as a point of good practice.
Launched in 2002, our Open Door to Industry scheme is unique and available only to City Civil Engineering undergraduates. It is a web-based system primarily used to match small groups of students (four or less per group) to opportunities for site and office visits.
20 companies have been involved in the scheme since its inception and more than 150 different visits have been posted onto the system, allowing over 600 students to visit sites.
When the scheme was created in 2002, New Civil Engineer called it "imaginative use of the internet at its best".
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 design are also integral parts of the course. 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.
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.
Fundamental principles learned in Year one are then 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.
You can opt to transfer to the MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course if you overall mark is 60 per cent or above at the end of year two.
The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course becomes more applied in the third year, 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 also take two elective modules. The following companies are involved in setting the design projects:
They are joined by the following, who provide specialist support and advice to students during the projects:
City's Civil Engineering graduates have gone on to work as civil engineers for many of the leading consulting and contracting organisations in the UK and around the world.
Recent graduates have worked on:
They have joined employers such as:
The BEng Civil Engineering degree course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, as:
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.
Information taken from Unistats