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Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

EECU018

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

It takes a mix of technical, analytical, managerial and practical skills to succeed as a civil engineer, which this BSc course can nurture.

Civil engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. This course supports a career in the design or construction of civil and structural engineering projects.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as fully satisfying the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE), The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

Institution of Civil Engineers


Institution of Structural Engineers


Institute of Highway Engineers


The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

What our students say...

I enjoy Civil Engineering because it helps me build technical and communicational skills, which shall help me in the future.

Hamza Mahmood

Course information

Your studies are underpinned by three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course, centred on specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skills development through group project work.

We aim to provide an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multidisciplinary construction industry. Full-time students also have the potential to benefit from the practical experience brought to the course by part-time students already working in industry.

Throughout the three years of study, we will cover the principles and practice of civil engineering within a global context, including structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnics, highways and surveying, construction and project management, hydraulics and water engineering.

91%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Structural analysis and mathematics (BSc)

  • Design studies

  • Engineering analysis and materials (BSc)

  • Highways and surveying 1

  • Group project 1

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Contract and project management

  • Structural analysis and materials (BSc)

  • Structural design

  • Geotechnics and hydraulics (BSc)

  • Highways and surveying 2

  • Group project 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Professional placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

Modules

  • Research practice and communication

  • Research dissertation

  • Engineering analysis

  • Group project 3

  • Steel and concrete structures

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Hydrology, modelling and water engineering
    • Transport infrastructure
    • Timber and masonry structures
    • Construction resource and quality management
    • Advanced surveying

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

10th

Our Civil Engineering courses are ranked 10th by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Opportunity to transfer onto the BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering subject to academic performance.
  • A course that is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)* as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  • A teaching team who are active in research and have industrial experience, who bring their expertise into their teaching to ensure it is relevant to the needs of industry.
  • Significant opportunities to apply for industrial placements at companies that have previously included: Balfour Beatty Construction, Mott Macdonald, Severn Trent Water, Interserve Project Services, Atkins and Morgan Sindall.

Opportunities to go on field trips and site visits to see how real construction projects are undertaken.

There are three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course: specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skill development through group project work.

Throughout the three years of study you will cover the principles of civil engineering including: engineering analysis, structural analysis and design, highways and surveying, ground and water engineering construction and project management.

In your final year you will get the chance to specialise in two of the following subjects: construction management, transport infrastructure, timber and masonry structures, steel and concrete structures, and advanced surveying.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated tutorials, workshops and studio sessions.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 50%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 20%
  • Group work: 20%

50% assessed by exams

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of practical work (laboratory or field work) and 2 hours of tutorials (individual or group projects) each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.

 

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In addition, you will be expected to complete 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time – including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities etc.

Civil engineering is a global industry and the course attracts students from around the world including Europe, China, Africa, India, Brunei, Malaysia and the Middle East. The content of the course continuously refers to the international context in which civil engineering takes place. You will join students from many different nationalities and cultures, which will give an international perspective to your studies and future career as an engineer.

We currently have links with universities in Malaysia, Oman, Canada and the European Union. These provide opportunities for student exchanges and joint student projects.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I enjoy Civil Engineering because it helps me build technical and communicational skills, which shall help me in the future.

Hamza Mahmood

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: EECU018
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BCC – CCC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
DMM-MMM Engineering or Construction to include a Merit in Mathematics and Further Mathematics for Technicians. 30 points to include Maths at Higher level.
5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents. 

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our students say...

I enjoy Civil Engineering because it helps me build technical and communicational skills, which shall help me in the future.

Hamza Mahmood

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Initial set of safety boots and hard hat
  • Drawing equipment

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Warm waterproof clothing for site visits: £150

What our students say...

I enjoy Civil Engineering because it helps me build technical and communicational skills, which shall help me in the future.

Hamza Mahmood

Career prospects

As a successful graduate of this course you will meet the full educational requirements to be able to work as an Incorporated Engineer in the construction industry, usually for a contractor, design consultant or local authority.

However, if you aspire to become a Chartered Engineer you will need some additional study after this degree course such as studying our MSc in Civil Engineering.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards. 

85%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for engineering companies such as Jacobs, Atkins, Interserve Projects Ltd, or other employers such as Warwickshire County Council.

£22K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

I enjoy Civil Engineering because it helps me build technical and communicational skills, which shall help me in the future.

Hamza Mahmood
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.