Civil and Infrastructure Engineering BEng (Hons) Course overview
You will study structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, and sustainability, applied to civil and infrastructure engineering.
We will build your professional engineering skills over three years, focusing on innovative and sustainable solutions to civil and infrastructural engineering problems.
Individual and group engineering design projects will help to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and employability.
- Benefit from strong links to industry through guest lectures and projects designed by high profile engineers
- Access world-leading laboratories, including our flagship Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, where you will conduct research and test theories
- Get hands-on experience with concrete, soil and other materials testing equipment
- Take an optional placement year to boost your employability – recent placements have included Balfour Beatty, AECOM, Arup, Interserve and Network Rail
- Enjoy easy access to leading civil and structural engineering contractors and consultants, thanks to our central London location
- Fast-track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation), providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop a strong technical background in civil and infrastructure engineering over three years.
The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.
Our shared engineering first year allows you to build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, fluid mechanics, material, electronics and programming. You will take diverse engineering design projects.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
You will begin to specialise through modules such as geology, soil mechanics, materials and structures, data analysis and surveying. In partnership with local engineering consultancies, you will complete a design project.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Geology and Materials (15 credits)
Structural and Soil Mechanics (15 credits)
Sensor Systems, Instrumentation and Surveying (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
Deepen your expertise with applied modules in analysis and design of typical geotechnical, hydraulic and structural forms, using computational analysis techniques and management. You will undertake the design of urban infrastructure.
Individual project (30 credits)
The Engineer in society: Infrastructure for Net Zero (15 credits)
Finite Element Analysis of Structures (15 credits)
Geotechnical Engineering (15 credits)
Design of Urban Infrastructure (15 credits)
Hydraulics and Marine Infrastructure (15 credits)
Construction Management and BIM (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
The course is led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study.
Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
As a fully qualified civil engineer, you will plan, design and construct the infrastructure around us. Your career may see you specialise in buildings, motorways, railways, bridges, coastal protection, or energy infrastructure.
Graduates from City have worked on major projects, including the HS2 rail project and the development of London landmark buildings.
Our recent graduates have secured employment with organisations such as AECOM, Atkins, Building Design Consultants, London Bridge Associates, Mott MacDonald, Arup and Ramboll. As well as contracting engineering practices such as Balfour Beatty Engineering, Jacobs Engineering and Skanska.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the 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.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2023 should arrive at UCAS between September 2022 and 25th January 2023. Applications that arrive after 25th January 2023 will be considered only at City's discretion.
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The geotechnical centrifuge facility is the centrepiece of our civil engineering equipment, giving students hands-on experience with industrial technology.
Our civil engineering laboratories include a range of state-of-the-art equipment for model preparation, concrete mixing and casting, testing and teaching.
A well-equipped engineering materials testing laboratory provides a focus for construction materials and are set up to support collaborative working.
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