Civil Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

H200 (BEng)
H202 (MEng)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
5 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2020
September 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
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Course code:

H200 (BEng)
H202 (MEng)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
5 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2020
September 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECU017 (BEng)
EECU016 (MEng)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
5 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2020
September 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The United Nations predicts a global population of 9.8 billion by 2050. Consequently, construction professionals are increasingly being called upon to create and maintain the social and commercial infrastructure needed to accommodate such large-scale growth.

Therefore, the demand for Civil Engineers is high in the foreseeable future. In recent years, the demand for civil and structural engineers had continued to rise, particularly in countries such as Australia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and China. Construction targets aim to reduce cost, deliver faster, reduce emissions and improve exports, all of which rely on a successful infrastructure both in the UK and elsewhere.

This Civil Engineering course is aimed at students who aspire to become professionally qualified engineers and wish to study Civil Engineering with an emphasis on engineering practice and its role within construction, in the UK and abroad. Students will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multi-disciplinary construction industry and value the benefit of practical experience brought to the course by part-time students working in industry, who may also be studying the course.

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 currently accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) on behalf of the Engineering Council, representing the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers for our 2019-20 entry. Following changes which have been made to improve the course, we have applied for re-accreditation in October 2019 for entrants of 2020-21. Please note that accreditation is subject to application and approval and is therefore not guaranteed.

Institution of Civil Engineers (BEng award only)


Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


Institution of Structural Engineers


Institute of Highway Engineers

What our students say...

I joined Coventry with an open mind and the aim of re-inventing myself. The opportunities and encouragement given to me by the community as a whole really pushed me to strive to be the best I can be. I have carried this with me even after graduating and I am proud to be a Coventry University alumni.

Imran Saro Gobir, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, graduated 2018

Course information

Semester 1 of years 1 to 3 are typically made up of 10 credit modules. The modules aim to deliver the underlying civil engineering theory and assess your individual understanding of that theory within a controlled environment.

During Semester 2 of each year, we aim for you to build upon the underlying theory learnt in Semester 1 (plus any additional supporting theory delivered during semester 2) and apply that theory within the context of an individual civil engineering design project. These modules are essentially taking an integrative assessment approach, where you are required to integrate knowledge from discrete areas of civil engineering. This approach aims to ensure that you understand the application of civil engineering theory to an entire pseudo industry civil engineering project.

During year 3, you should apply what you have learnt to a research style project, further improving your understanding of a focused area of your own civil engineering interests.

Throughout the degree, you will work as a team in group projects, and as the years advance, you will work in a more integrated way with other construction disciplines, culminating at year 3 in a fully integrated project based on a real site, working with all other construction disciplines within the university to simulate a ‘real life’ construction project as closely as possible.

Students undertaking the MEng Civil Engineering course have common modules at year 1 with the MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering courses. At the end of year 1, MEng Civil Engineering students may change their degree specialism focus and switch to MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering and vice versa. Provision is made for students who demonstrate good academic performance to transfer from BEng Civil Engineering to MEng Civil Engineering, subject to academic regulations which are detailed in the course specification.

As required by University regulations, you will take one 10 credit Add+vantage module at each of years 1 to 3 of your course. The Add+vantage scheme is a University initiative for broadening students’ studies. There is a large collection of 10 credit modules in a wide variety of areas, many linked to ‘graduateness’ and ‘employability’. The scheme includes languages, law, advanced IT and mathematical skills.

97%

of our BEng students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Year one consists of a series of foundational topics in the civil engineering profession and practical laboratory sessions, which aims to provide a solid knowledge base for subsequent years of the BEng or MEng programme. The group project introduces the student to the importance of working in teams and why civil engineering projects are inter-disciplinary. There is also an individual 40 credit project which promotes independent working among students and builds confidence in decision making which will be needed in future practice.

Modules

  • Structural Analysis 1

  • Materials 1

  • Geotechnics 1

  • Surveying, Transportation Engineering 1

  • Mathematics for Civil Engineers

  • Civil Engineering Project 1

  • Group Project 1

  • Add+vantage 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

The second year will build on the foundational topics covered in first year, broadening students’ knowledge by covering more aspects of the topic and taking their knowledge to an advanced level. It includes a professional training and study abroad component.

Modules

  • Structural Analysis 2

  • Materials 2

  • Geotechnics 2

  • Transportation Engineering 2

  • Structural Design 1

  • Hydraulics

  • Civil Engineering Project 2

  • Group Project 2

  • Add+vantage 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

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.* Past students have undertaken placements working with contractors, design consultants and local authorities, including Balfour Beatty Construction, Mott Macdonald, Severn Trent Water, Interserve Project Services, Warwickshire County Council, Atkins and Morgan Sindall.

*Please note that placement and/or study abroad opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting appropriate visa requirements.

Modules

  • Professional placement or

  • Study abroad

Overview

The third year aims to bring students to the level necessary to enter professional practice as an Incorporated Civil Engineer; reflecting both the latest advances and research work in the subject together with the contemporary jobs market.

At this stage, each student will also undertake a body of independent research during level 6 of their course within their ‘Civil Engineering Research Dissertation’ module. The module leader coordinates the operation of this module – organises research training sessions for students, disseminates submission requirements and marking criteria, briefs students on gaining ethics approval etc. Students are given a list of supervisors and indicative titles / areas of research at the end of their second year and select their project and supervisor accordingly. They meet their project supervisor within designated academic personal tutor meetings during semester 1 to begin planning the project and discuss progress on preparatory work. They then undertake the main body of the project work during semester 2.

Within your individual project, you will be expected to carry out detailed research into a technical aspect from the course with the help of an experienced supervisor. Project topics typically relate to research areas of supervisors and take the form of experimental projects largely relating to structural, material or geomaterial research.

Modules

  • Structural Analysis 3

  • Materials 3

  • Geotechnics 3

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Geospatial Surveying

  • Transport Infrastructure

  • Construction Project Management

  • Structural Design 2

  • Hydrology and Water Engineering

  • Earthquake Engineering

  • Coding for Civil Engineers

  • Group Project 3

  • Civil Engineering Research Dissertation

  • Add+vantage 3

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

In the final year, you should gain a deeper understanding of technical concepts in the modelling and design of engineering systems, studying subjects such as bridge engineering, construction contracts, structural dynamics, project and system management and advanced structural analysis and design.

Modules

  • Soil-Structure Interaction

  • Transportation Engineering 3

  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Design

  • Leadership and Research Practice

  • Advanced Contract and Project Management

  • Leadership and research investigation

  • Group Project 4

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best university in the United Kingdom in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

In more detail...

  • Expert visiting lecture programme which in the past has featured the chairman of Geotechnics Ltd, Director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure solutions, Technical Director form Arup, Project Engineer from Cowi, and Fellows of the ICE.
  • 95% of civil engineering students stated they were satisfied overall with the quality of the course in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Access to the University’s Simulation Centre, which is currently the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its bespoke programmes, combined with modern technology which is unique in the UK, helps students, companies and organisations across a range of sectors in training and development. The use of the centre’s Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially trained actors, not only improve skills but helps develop new ways of working by engaging our students in role play to develop their leadership and management skills. A control room in the simulation centre monitors the activity of students via cameras allowing staff to provide immediate feedback.
  • Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, including Ryerson University Canada, Rennes University France and National University of Colombia and California State University, giving you the chance to spend part of your studies abroad (subject to availability, additional costs, application and meeting visa requirements).

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.

  • Structural analysis and design: We will introduce you to the fundamental principles of structural mechanics, structural behaviour of materials and mathematics for use in solving engineering problems, incorporating safety and sustainability considerations. As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to cover more advanced theories of analysis for both statics and dynamics. The skill of using mathematics to develop engineering solutions to these advanced theories is essential and is embedded throughout.
  • Engineering analysis: This covers the principles of construction material behaviour, soil mechanics and fluid mechanics. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the various materials used in construction (such as concrete and cementitious materials, steel, other metals, timber, masonry components, polymers and emerging materials) and geomaterials (such as granular soils and clays), and their suitability for specific applications within the construction industry, while considering construction methods, safety and sustainability. You should also develop the necessary skills to interpret experimental data for use in solving engineering problems.
  • Highways and surveying: We will cover principles of traffic and transportation analysis, highway design and alignment and highway construction. You will also have the opportunity to cover the fundamentals of land surveying which culminates in field work.
  • Group and project work: You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of civil engineering by embarking on a group project work with other construction disciplines such as Quantity Surveyors and Architects. Also, the importance of effective project management, teamwork, good communication and lateral thought will be emphasised. You will also have the opportunity to develop research skills throughout your course to enable you to establish creative solutions to bespoke problems relating to industry practice, making you an industry ‘ready’ graduate.

    The group and project work will give graduates develop the ability to critically evaluate the performance of others, assist them to develop and support their work, in addition to taking full responsibility for their own personal and professional development. The multi-disciplinary nature will strategically position them to adopt key roles within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural Civil Engineering design or construction teams, contributing leadership, analytical, creative and original thought and discipline expertise.

This course can be studied full-time over four or five years, with an optional sandwich year being taken between the second and third years of study. The programme may be followed in a part-time mode with direct entry from the second year and can be completed in five years (without a sandwich year). You can start the first year in September and January.

Your course will be taught using lectures, with associated tutorials, laboratory classes, practicals and studio sessions. In addition, for year 1 and 2, students will be assigned an academic personal tutor who will meet them typically on a weekly basis during semester 1 for bespoke timetabled sessions and within the Group Project modules during semester 2. Tutors can provide pastoral support, help to ease the transition from school to university and monitor student’s progress (e.g. by checking student engagement in formative online quizzes or progress within project modules). During semester 1 meetings, tutors will direct students towards resources and activities on a bespoke Moodle page that aims to develop their academic and professional skills using a flipped learning approach (e.g. teamwork, BIM, communication, time management, academic writing and referencing and becoming professionally qualified). For year 3, the individual project supervisor assumes the role of academic personal tutor and meets the students within bespoke timetabled sessions typically every 3 weeks (additional meetings deemed necessary are organised on an individual basis).

Some course content is delivered in a flipped approach whereby students view online content (normally recorded videos) before the relevant session so that they understand the basic concepts or tasks at hand beforehand and can make progress on their own before they require assistance from academics. This approach is used within academic personal tutor sessions and partially within Group Project modules. It is also adopted in preparation for many of the laboratory and surveying practical sessions, mainly at year 1 and 2.

At appropriate stages of the course, we try to organise guest lectures from current practitioners, which have previously covered topics such as railway design, tunnelling etc. We also aim to organise construction site visits in the UK each year, with past students visiting various sites of Coventry University buildings, the site for the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham and the Birmingham University sports centre.

The highly practical nature of the course enables you to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, mirroring the work you may do in professional practice. This means that while you learn the technical content of your degree, these projects develop the professional skills required including: problem assessment and resolution; project, task and time management; risk assessment; team work and leadership; technical report writing etc.

There is a wide range of assessment types across the course such as: online quizzes, calculation based assignments, report writing, surveying practicals, group project work, design assignments, computer aided drawing, case studies, research dissertation, simulation centre performance, presentations, etc. The large range of assessments ensures equal attainment opportunities for students across the course as a whole.

On successful completion, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of: Contemporary issues relating to a sustainable built environment, including social, environmental and economic aspects, and health and safety; appropriate mathematical methods, including those needed for modelling engineering problems; relevant principles of applied mechanics in the main areas of structural mechanics, soil mechanics and water engineering; principles of civil and structural engineering design; common construction materials; management practice and construction procurement; principles civil engineering and construction technology, methods and procedures; surveying and setting out.
  • A deeper conceptual understanding of engineering principles to take responsibility for innovation, technology transfer and change, looking for ways of exploiting emerging technologies through self-determination and, where appropriate, promoting advanced designs and design methods.
  • A broader knowledge in construction management and business context in which civil engineering and construction operates and full appreciation of professional and legal responsibilities and ethical and sustainability considerations of practicing engineers.
  • The extended ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, to demonstrate leadership skills, to communicate effectively and persuasively to both technical and non-technical people, knowing how to critically evaluate and enhance its strengths as well as suppress its weaknesses, learning independently, acquiring skills at the forefront of current knowledge unaided, identifying own personal development needs and goals and help others in the team to achieve.

In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

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

There is an international field trip within ‘Group Project 2’ that gives the students a global experience where they need to fulfil a design brief while taking account of the local climate, physical terrain, resources available, social and cultural environment etc.

Students may also seek to undertake a relevant professional/international placement year between levels 5 and 6 of an undergraduate degree, this opportunity is encouraged to provide students with the depth of experience that such an opportunity affords. Assistance with acquiring a relevant placement is offered by the Faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures.

Students have the opportunity to take a year studying abroad with support of the Erasmus exchange scheme, between levels 5 and 6 of their course.*

*Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa requirements.

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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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


12

global programmes

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

What our students say...

During my four years spent studying Civil Engineering at Coventry University, I have had a wide range of experiences. The lectures do a great job to not just teach you in a class room environment, with site visits and trips to understand the reasons behind the modules you are learning and gives you a deeper understanding.

Studying at Coventry university and being able to complete a placement year has helped me prepare for the working environment, and with a big emphasis on team work during all years at the university I am definitely ready to start my career in Civil Engineer.

Daniel Dowding, Civil Engineering BEng (Hons), graduated 2019

Entry Requirements

For Level 4 entry, UCAS entry profiles may be found by searching for the course on the UCAS website, then clicking on ‘Entry profile’.

For Direct entry to level 5, an applicant possessing an appropriate HND or HNC in a Civil Engineering discipline or equivalent from another institution will be considered for these courses:

  • Students who normally pass all HND or HNC modules with a module mark of at least 70% will be eligible to transfer to the MEng at level 5.

In addition, students will need GCSE Maths and English grade C or above (or equivalent, or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all sections). Applicants who don’t have the above entry requirements will still be considered on their individual merits where alternative and additional evidence of aptitude, such as extensive practical experience is evident.

University Course Code: EECU017 (BEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB-BBC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies. DDM-DMM in an Engineering or Construction subject. 30 points to include Mathematics at Higher level. 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

University Course Code: EECU016 (MEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
AAB-ABB to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies. DDD-DDM in an Engineering or Construction subject 30 points to include Mathematics at Higher level 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, 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

Assessed on an individual basis.

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.

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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.

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What our students say...

The continuous focus throughout the course on the construction industry in general and the practical role of a Civil Engineer gave me a strong foundation for starting as a Graduate.

Clare Mills, MEng Civil Engineering, graduated 2017

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


January 2020

£9,250 (per year)


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK 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


January 2020

£9,250 (per year)


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


EU Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


January 2020

£16,400 (per year)


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


International Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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:

Course essentials – additional costs

Please note field trips, placement or work opportunities (whether in the UK or abroad) may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and/or meeting the applicable visa requirements.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

Without a doubt the best feature of the course was the activity led learning (ALL). When I compare myself to other graduates, this is the main distinction I find between our degrees. It makes a Coventry University student stand out during job interviews as the skills they develop through this method of teaching is not solely analytical. Using the vast amounts of different software throughout the course has meant that I am very versatile in learning new software. In today’s UK market with BIM level 2 now required on public sector projects, this is of great importance to engineering and construction companies that work in this sector.

Alice Franks, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, graduated 2019

Career prospects

The School has a dedicated academic whose role is to co-ordinate placements and employment. The EEC Futures team facilitate students in securing placement opportunities. This team also run a number of timetabled sessions on CV writing, interview techniques etc. and students can also book one-to-one support sessions. The University also has a central careers service that focus more on supporting students in securing graduate roles as required.

Course Directors also invite speakers in from industry to discuss recruitment and who may be willing to take students on visits to Civil Engineering companies looking to recruit. They also regularly advertise any opportunities they are made aware of (through the EEC Futures team or industry contacts) by Moodle announcements. Alumni are also invited back to give presentations on their graduate experience and give students guidance on learning and career development.

Graduates from the MEng Civil Engineering course should be well-suited to working in a range of Civil Engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations and they will have a sound base to ultimately become Chartered Civil Engineers.

Where our graduates work

Coventry University has a long-established reputation for the teaching of Civil Engineering and excellent links with employers like Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, BAM, Buro Happold, CGL, CPUK, Donaldson Associates, Galliford Try, Geotechnics Ltd, Interserve, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water, Warwickshire County Council and Willmott Dixon, many of whom provide direct input into course development as members of our Industrial Advisory Board.

What our students say...

Many of my lecturers are from industry which means they have a depth of knowledge to share as well as the ability to create work opportunities for students wishing to go on a placement year out or gain graduate employment. We also have in my view one of the best careers support teams, who really work hard to ensure students who wish to find a placement job do so, in a safe and professional environment that is also well paid and directly related to your field of study. Thanks to the great support of the employability and placements team I was able to go out on a placement year with Network Rail, as a project management assistant.

Hira Jan, MEng Civil Engineering, graduated 2019
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

*2020/21 course fees have not yet been determined by the University, however once confirmed the course webpage will be updated accordingly. Please continue to revisit the course web page to identify the fee and/or check the fee contained your offer letter before you accept your place and enrol at Coventry University.

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University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
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