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Civil Engineering with Architecture  BEng (Hons)

A degree in Civil Engineering from City University London equips students to meet the creative and technical challenges of the construction industry.


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Civil engineers design, construct, manage and improve our environment. They interact with architects to produce creative solutions to infrastructure projects.

During City's BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Architecture course, you will focus on the creative aspects of civil engineering by studying design in an architectural context. Specialist subjects such as architectural surveying and building engineering are studied, with residential field trips for geology and surveying. The courses are delivered as a combination of lectures, coursework and projects.

Architectural design modules are held at London Metropolitan University.

We also offer a four-year integrated Masters degree course - MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Architecture.

You may also be interested in our other undergraduate Civil Engineering courses:

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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000

Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:

BEng: H2K1; H2KD with professional placement

Entry Requirements

For entry in 2014

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 320 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics grade B and a demonstration of drawing ability.
  • BTEC: Typically DDD, plus 'A' Level Mathematics.
  • IB: 30 points including Mathematics and a science at Higher Level.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade B/100 points.


Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation Programmes

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.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing component and 5.5 in all other components.
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

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 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

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014


BEng (Hons) - 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement

Course Content

City's BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Architecture course allows you 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.

Course Structure

Year one

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 learn 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.

Year two

The fundamental principles learnt in year one 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 Civil Engineering with Architecture students have the option to transfer to the MEng course if their overall mark is 60 per cent or above at the end of year two.

Final year

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.

Read the full programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

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 your oral and IT communication skills, and studio-based classes and critique sessions for architectural design modules. Two residential field courses are held in geology and surveying.

Assessment is by means of coursework, project work and examinations held at the end of each year. Coursework and project work accounts for around 50 per cent of the marks for each year.

All years contribute to the final degree classification, with increasing weight up to the final year.


  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.


You can opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your second year. Work-based Learning Advisors are in regular contact with companies and will assist you with finding a suitable work placement. You will also be visited by your personal tutor while on the placement. You will be paid for your placement year.

Career Prospects

Civil Engineering with Architecture graduates from City University London 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 London's Olympic Park and Village, the Crossrail project and landmark buildings in the City of London, such as the Heron Tower.

They have joined employers such as Aecom, Alan Baxter & Associates, Clancy Consulting, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, Jacobs and Skanska.

Professional accreditation

The BEng Civil Engineering with Architecture 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 for further information and details of Further Learning Programmes for CEng.

Civil Engineering with Architecture

UCAS code: BEng: H2K1; H2KD 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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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.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2014 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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