Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: H222 (MEng) H220 (BEng)
International Code: EECU079 (MEng) EECU078 (BEng)

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

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

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Coventry University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) course is aimed at students who aspire to become professionally qualified engineers. If you wish to study civil engineering in the UK or abroad with an emphasis on environmental engineering, then this may be the course for you.

This course aims to develop the combination of technical, practical and managerial skills necessary to analyse, design and manage solutions for innovative and complex engineering problems as a basis for future leadership in the civil engineering profession.

During your studies, you should gain an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multi-disciplinary construction industry. The structure of the provision allows you to experience the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry, and achieve your potential by providing opportunities to transfer between courses based on academic ability and final chosen degree specialism.

The MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering course shares a common first year with the MEng Civil Engineering course, which permits you to transfer (without restart) from civil and environmental engineering to civil engineering or vice versa after the successful completion of the first year, subject to academic performance and approval by the Programme Assessment Board. Experience suggests that this is a valuable feature for many students who are unsure of their preferred career route at the commencement of their studies.

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Why you should study this course

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 has continued to rise, particularly in countries such as Australia, Singapore, 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.

Civil Engineering courses at Coventry University are well established as a cornerstone of the education provision by the School of Energy, Construction and Environment. The School offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses related to the field of construction and it prides itself on offering an educational experience that reflects the interdisciplinary and global nature of the construction industry.

Our environmental engineering courses are based on the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s benchmark for engineering, as well as incorporating aspects of the benchmark for earth sciences, environmental sciences and environmental studies. Designed to meet the needs of niche and highly specialised national and international markets, tailored to the requirements of an integrated civil and environmental engineering sector, they deliver all necessary learning outcomes of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence.

You will have access to the university’s Simulation Centre, our advanced interactive people training and development centre. Its bespoke programmes and technology 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.

We have current 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*. 

Accredited by:

Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons) is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as:

  1. Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  2. 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 jbm.co.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.  

Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) (additional costs may apply). View jbm.co.uk for further information.  

If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

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What you'll study

Year one consists of a series of foundational topics in the civil engineering profession and practical laboratory sessions, providing a solid knowledge base for subsequent years of the MEng programme. The group project introduces you to the importance of working in teams and why civil engineering projects are inter-disciplinary.

Modules

  • The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamental principles of structural mechanics to enable them to solve engineering problems of a non-routine nature commensurate with the CEng pathway.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce students to the sustainability of construction materials and the properties that are used to select them for particular applications. Students will develop an appreciation of the types of materials, issues with their sustainability and examples of their use within the construction industry.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce students to the basic fundamentals of engineering geology and soil mechanics. Students will develop an ability to identify soil properties and assess their suitability for specific applications within the construction industry, while considering construction methods, safety and sustainability.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of the module is to give the student a theoretical knowledge of how vertical and horizontal control is established on site through levelling and traversing and how this is applied to construction site activities. It will also give the student the necessary fieldwork skills to do this using surveying instrumentation.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of the module is to give the student a knowledge and understanding of highways and transportation, covering relevant fundamental content on highway and rail engineering at an introductory level.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to use mathematics in solving engineering problems of a non-routine nature commensurate with the CEng pathway.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to apply core civil engineering theory to a 'real' Civil Engineering project, demonstrating the link between theory and applied practice. This will incorporate theory previously learnt and applied practice taught through the module supported by examples of industry practice.

    Compulsory

  • The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of the construction professional within the multi-disciplinary construction industry, and develop personal and team-working skills and attributes that are needed for a successful career within their chosen discipline and profession.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

The second year will build on the foundational topics covered in the first year, broadening your knowledge by covering more aspects of the topic and taking your knowledge to an advanced level.

You will be introduced to environmental topics at this level through an environmental focused group project and modules including environmental systems and the basic principles of environmental and pollution science, including the range of chemical and physical stressors, impacts of pollution on people and the environment and the interactions between the natural environment and the built environment. You will have the chance to develop theoretical knowledge and practical experience in pollution monitoring, including an introduction to sampling and analysis methodologies for air, soil and water as well as noise pollution.

Modules

  • This module develops students’ knowledge of methods used to analyse statically indeterminate structures and compression struts and solve problems of a non-routine nature commensurate with the CEng pathway.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to advance students’ knowledge of construction materials and the test methods used to derive material properties. It will also strengthen their understanding of sustainability assessment and material selection for particular applications in a sustainable and durable built environment.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop further understanding of the fundamental principles of soil behaviour incorporating core engineering knowledge with practical application. This module will also develop the necessary skills to interpret experimental data for use in solving engineering problems of a non-routine nature commensurate with the CEng pathway.

    Compulsory

  • The module aims to develop the student's knowledge of the principals and methods of structural engineering design to the Eurocodes, covering design of structural steelwork and providing an introduction to the design of structural timber. This module will provide the student with an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of civil and structural engineering design.

    Compulsory

  • This module will provide overview of alternative energy sources which use renewable energy and low carbon technologies such as solar, wind, hydro-marine and nuclear power. This module investigates the scientific basis as well as the socio-economic and environmental characteristics of each of the technologies.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce students to fundamental theory relating to hydraulics and fluid flow. This module will also develop practical skills to undertake laboratory experiments and interpret experimental data to be used in solving engineering problems.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to apply core environmental engineering theory to a 'real' environmental engineering project, demonstrating the link between theory and applied practice. This will incorporate theory previously learnt and applied practice taught through the module supported by examples of industry practice.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

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.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are normally able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year. However, we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements. 

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module will be registered on a non-credit bearing module. Whilst the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of marked activities reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of the activities, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

As the course progresses to Stage 3, (year 3 for Full-time BEng, Year 4 for BEng sandwich and Year 4 for MEng Study abroad) you will start to look at more advanced knowledge of areas such as environmental assessment, water modelling and engineering. For the research dissertation, you will have to demonstrate your analytical, problem solving, innovation, communication and information management skills, enabling you to establish creative solutions when researching problems and issues.

Your skills may be further enhanced by group projects with inter/multidisciplinary activities at each stage, using appropriate environmental and humanitarian engineering with computer and field simulations, as well as building information modelling (BIM). In addition to the know-how gained from the lectures and learning support, there may be opportunities to collaborate with the other courses, international and part-time students (subject to availability). Group and project work has the potential to further develop your appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of civil biased environmental engineering, as well as the importance of effective project management, teamwork, good communication and lateral.

Modules

  • This module concludes the study of materials technology focusing on degradation processes, specification and repair of materials used within civil engineering and construction industry. Students will develop a critical appreciation of topics related to current and future trends in construction technology and materials for a sustainable built environment.

    Compulsory

  • The module leads on from previous soil mechanics content in presenting the principles used by Civil Engineers in geotechnical design. There is particular emphasis on:

    1. Theory of the bearing capacity of soils and its application on the calculation of ultimate loads for shallow footings and deep foundations (piles);
    2. Lateral earth pressure theories and their application on the stability of excavations and on the design of retaining structures;
    3. Slope stability calculation methods and application on the assessment of stability of natural slopes or man-made cuts.

    Compulsory

  • This module is designed to introduce students to the computational aspects of civil engineering in support of the theoretical content taught at earlier stages of the course. The module uses basic computational analysis tools to execute numerical methods applicable to both static and dynamic engineering problems.

    Compulsory

  • The module leads on from previously taught hydraulics content and further expands on the principals of flood and groundwater hydrology, introduction to the physical and computer hydraulic and hydrological modelling techniques, and food and water pollution risk assessment. In addition to this, there is a strong emphasis on the water engineering particularly for water supply, wastewater and flood as well as pollution management systems.

    Compulsory

  • The module will introduce students to how organisations are governed, lead and how they are addressing sustainability challenges. Students will review types of law and policy instruments as applied to environmental risk management and identify the benefits to organisations of achieving and moving beyond compliance.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is that students will accrue a detailed understanding of some of the key stages involved in a construction projects through the operations of a simulated design and construction team. Students will learn how to manage, through Building Information Modelling, aspects of a project through a feasibility study working in groups drawn from Civil and Building courses across the School of Energy, Construction and Environment.

    Compulsory

  • The individual final year aims to:

    • Give the student a realistic exercise in the practice of engineering at a professional level.
    • Be a vehicle for integrating the knowledge gained in several subject areas of the degree course.
    • Allow the student to develop their personal qualities such as initiative, imagination, creativity, communication, organisation, employ IT effectively and solve non-routine problems.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

In the fourth year, you should gain a deeper understanding of technical concepts in the modelling and design of engineering systems by studying subjects dealing with a holistic approach to eliminating waste, minimising environmental risks and protecting the environment.

Modules

  • This module aims to provide the participants with the technical knowledge, skills and abilities to enable them to demonstrate an advanced understanding of principles and theories behind soil structure interaction in ground engineering; and to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve soil-structure interaction problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering).

    Compulsory

  • This module is designed to equip students with detailed knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical and biological water/wastewater treatment processes and technologies. These include pre-treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment, advanced treatment such as membrane filtration and other tertiary options such as slow sand filters, disinfection and fluoridation/de-fluoridation for domestic and industrial wastewater.

    Compulsory

  • In this module, students will gain an understanding of processes that lead to the generation of natural hazards and disasters, specifically relating to the concepts of complex and cascading hazards and issues regarding multi-hazard assessment. There will also be analysis of the additional impact that disruption to key resources, and environmental change (namely climate change) is likely to have.

    Compulsory

  • The module aims to extend the previous development of team working and personal development with a focus on the theory and practice of leadership, in particular the skill to develop others (course learning outcome 9). It also aims to extend the previous development in academic research skills to be able to disseminate research findings to the professional community, peer review research publications and reflect on peer review comments to accommodate improvements in research publications.

    Compulsory

  • This module will develop and build upon contract and project management type content delivered earlier in the course. It will enable the participant to apply one of the main standard forms of construction contract (NEC ECC) to real situations.

    Compulsory

  • The project calls for application of academic knowledge (gained throughout the MEng course), engineering judgment, professional skills and personal resourcefulness to analyse challenging civil engineering / construction problems in a comprehensive manner, and propose well justified and presented solutions.

    Compulsory

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.


How you'll learn

Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the level of study and the requirements of a particular semester. In a typical week your contact hours will be divided amongst:

  • Lectures
  • Online teaching
  • Laboratory classes
  • Practical and studio sessions

You will also be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 13-14 contact hours per week in the first and second year dropping to around 11 contact hours per week in third and final year as you become a more independent learner.

In addition, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice. At appropriate stages of the course, we try to organise guest lectures from current practitioners (subject to availability). You will have the opportunity to participate in a mandatory residential field trip within the second year of the course, which typically takes place in Shrewsbury and focuses on land surveying skills*. 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.

The MEng final year includes a group project based on real problems sourced from industrial collaborators and technical modules that reflect current research work in the School and is designed to introduce you to the latest thinking in the subject.


Assessment

There is a huge range of assessment types across the course which may include:

  • Online quizzes
  • Calculation based assignments
  • Report writing
  • Surveying
  • Laboratory work
  • Group project work
  • Design assignments
  • Computer aided drawing
  • Case studies
  • Research dissertation
  • Simulation centre performance
  • Presentations
  • Tests
  • Coursework

The large range of assessments ensures equal attainment opportunities for students across the course as a whole.

Semester 1 is primarily devoted to delivery and assessment of underlying theory with assessment typically by 90 minute test. We are assessing this content in a controlled environment so that we can ensure each individual student can demonstrate their knowledge of the theory before they need to apply that theory in Semester 2.

Within Semester 2 of Years 1 and 2, students take 40 credit civil engineering project and environmental engineering project modules, where students apply the underlying theory that they have learnt in Semester 1 (plus any additional theory delivered within Semester 2). This is essentially an integrative assessment approach where all the integrated assessment is confined to single 40 credit modules. These projects will be broken into phases, whereby the relevant content for a particular phase is bulk delivered over a few weeks. The assessment will be by individual coursework portfolio with interim submissions at the end of each project phase (separate coursework components submitted typically every three weeks). This will help to stagger the marking burden on staff, thereby increasing the likelihood that designated turnaround times can be met for such large cohorts.


Job ready

Upon successful completion of the course, you should have:

  • The scientific and mathematical principles and methods, relevant for an accredited civil and environmental engineering degree course. This covers a mix of skills and knowledge, including fundamental topics such as design, sustainability, health and safety and construction issues, providing the educational base to eventually become registered as a chartered civil and environmental engineer.
  • 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 and environmental 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.

International experience opportunities

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

You may also seek to undertake a relevant professional/international placement year after your second year*. 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 team.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A Level BEng: BBC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
MEng: ABB to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
BTEC BEng: DMM in an Engineering or Construction subject.
MEng: DDM in an Engineering or Construction subject.
IB Diploma 30 points to include Mathematics at Higher level.
GCSE requirement 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

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.

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. Please request information.

For Direct entry to level 6, Provision is made for external students from equivalent MEng/BEng/BSc Civil and Environmental Engineering courses who demonstrate good academic performance (as detailed below) to transfer to level 6 of the MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • MEng students who have passed all equivalent level 5 modules with a module mark equivalent to 50% at Coventry University or above.
  • BEng students who have passed all equivalent level 5 modules with a module mark equivalent to 60% at Coventry University or above.
  • BSc students who have passed all equivalent level 5 modules with a module mark equivalent to 70% at Coventry University or above.

Note: Level 6 direct entry students who only complete level 6 of the MEng course will only be eligible for the fall-back award (An unclassified ‘BSc Civil Engineering Studies’ award is given to students who fail to pass sufficient mandatory modules to be awarded their honours degree but who meet the minimum credit requirement stipulated in the Academic Regulations for an unclassified degree. This fall-back award is not accredited by any professional institution.)

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £18,050 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

The faculty’s £50m Engineering and Computing Building and new £25m Beatrice Shilling Building are designed to support hands-on learning. Our Sir John Laing Building also houses a variety of industry-standard labs and equipment.

Hydraulics Laboratory

Hydraulics Laboratory

Our hydraulics laboratory is equipped with three different hydraulic flumes, and an innovative canal lock design. The lab also contains model bed channels, hydraulic benches and a large scale surge shaft model.

Materials Laboratory

Materials Laboratory

Includes industrial standard timber and steel workshops, a concrete mixing area with 3 pan mixers, programmable environmental chambers, a range of ovens and curing tanks and various materials testing apparatus.

Simulation Centre

Simulation Centre

Our interactive training centre is used to create a ‘virtual’ construction site with fully-equipped site cabins and observation deck. Students undertake role play exercises to help prepare them for situations in the workplace.


Careers and opportunities

Successful graduates from the MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering course will 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. (subject to additional costs).

The School of Energy, Construction and Environment has a dedicated academic whose role is to co-ordinate placements and employment. The Talent 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 invite speakers in from industry to discuss recruitment and often take students on visits to Civil Engineering companies looking to recruit (subject to availability). They also regularly advertise any opportunities they are made aware of (through the employability and placements team or industry contacts) on the student portal. Alumni are also invited back to give presentations on their graduate experience and give students guidance on learning and career development. There is a careers service where qualified consultants are available to help students think about the issues they face as they move through University studies and prepare for employment. Other career support includes mentoring by invited practising engineers, talks by professional institutions and alumni, career development visits to companies and site visits.

Where our graduates work

Civil and environmental engineering is a new course. However, our civil engineering graduates have gone on to occupy positions in engineering consultancies and contractors such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Buro Happold, Atkins, Jacobs, Interserve Project Ltd, Water & Wastewater Companies (e.g. Severn Trent), and local authorities (e.g. Warwickshire County Council).

Previous environmental management graduates have gone on to work in industry, local authorities, environmental regulators (Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), water and energy utilities, universities and consultancies. Others have undertaken further study, such as a PhD.


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    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).