Civil engineers design, construct, manage and improve our environment. They interact with architects to produce creative and exciting solutions to infrastructure projects.
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. Architectural design modules are held at London Metropolitan University and involve studio based classes and critique sessions. Project work in design and elsewhere is extensively supported by industry.
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £13,000
H2KC MEng, H2KA MEng with professional placement, H2K1 BEng, H2KD BEng with professional placement.
For entry in 2013
Typical offers require one of the following:
- A/AS-level: MEng: At least 360 UCAS tariff points. Point scores exclude general studies and key skills. BEng: At least 340 UCAS tariff points. Point scores exclude general studies and key skills. These must include A-level mathematics at grade B. Evidence of ability in a laboratory based subject is preferred
- BTEC: BEng - Typical offers are DDD plus A-level in mathematics
- IB: 32 (MEng) or 30 (BEng) including mathematics and a science at Higher Level
- 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade A/300 (MEng) and B/250 (BEng); A-level mathematics at grade B/100.
Information on entry requirements from our specific Engineering Foundation courses and access to Engineering courses is available on request.
Applicants need to demonstrate drawing skills for example GCSE Art or Design. Numbers are limited to 20 MEng/BEng students per year.
Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.
Other Suitable Qualifications
INTO City University London
If you do not qualify for direct entry, 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.
- BEng, full-time: Three years or four years including a professional placement. MEng, full-time: Four years or five years including a professional placement.
The course allows students to focus on the creative aspects of civil engineering by studying design in an architectural context. Specialist subjects such as surveying, 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 focus on geology and civil engineering practice and will be provided with basic skills in surveying and IT. You will develop the skills and techniques required to plan and present your own solution to an architectural design brief.
The fundamental principles are 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 develop an architectural design brief for a significant project. 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.
Final year (BEng) or year three (MEng):
You will study 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 an individual project with an architectural design component and provide architectural input to an intensive design project. BEng students take two specialist modules. MEng students learn advanced analytical methods and participate in an interdisciplinary school wide design project.
Final year (MEng):
The main focus is an extensive integrated design project, which requires an individual architectural design. You will also be provided with greater theoretical knowledge as described for the MEng Civil Engineering courses and you will take two specialist modules.
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 oral and IT communication skills and studio based classes and critique sessions for architectural design modules.
Assessment is by means of coursework, project work and examinations held at the end of each year. MEng and BEng degree classifications are calculated in the same way as for the other civil engineering courses.
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £13,000
All UK and EU undergraduate students starting a Civil Engineering degree course are eligible for meritbased scholarships of up to £1,000 supported by the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years based on academic performance. 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.
You 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:
The 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.
The MEng degree course is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Find out more about City University London
Civil Engineering with Architecture
UCAS code: H2KC MEng, H2KA MEng with professional placement, H2K1 BEng, H2KD BEng with professional placement.
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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