Civil and Structural Engineering (with placement year)
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BEng (Hons)
Placement: Placement year available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
Civil engineers are concerned with the science and art of large-scale infrastructure projects including roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, airports, docks, offshore structures, dams, water supply, drainage and irrigation schemes, buildings and other major works.
The course provides a solid foundation in computing, mathematical, drawing and communication skills and a broadly-based education in the geotechnical, structural, environmental and management aspects of civil engineering.
If you choose the alternative MEng course, the additional academic year enables further study of the technical and managerial aspects of civil and structural engineering and provides the fastest route to gain Chartered Engineer status.
This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which includes the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Highways and Transportation, and satisfies the educational base to becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This course is also recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).
Our graduate employment rate at Bradford is amongst the best in the country.
The School of Engineering has recently invested £1.5m into a multidisciplinary Engineering lab. The lab is a flexible and open space to engage students’ learning in bringing theory to practice.
This course includes an additional placement year spent in industry to improve employability. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad.
- Top 20: Civil Engineering at the University of Bradford is ranked 16th in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2017
Typical offer: BBC / 112 UCAS points
New UCAS tariff
We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.
The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.
All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.
Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).
To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.
BTEC Extended Diploma:
DMM. Must be an Engineering subject - Further Maths for Engineering Technicians module at minimum Distinction.
Applicants on Access Programmes:
112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering - must include a minimum of 12 credits in Maths at minimum Merit.
Plus minimum of:
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
Additional entry requirements:
English language requirements:
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
|Fluid Mechanics 1||core|
|Materials & Structural Mechanics||core|
|Skills for Engineering||core|
|Surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM)||core|
|Civil Design Project||core|
|Financial & Project Management||core|
|Fluid Mechanics 2||core|
|Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics||core|
|Steel & Concrete Design||core|
|Structural Mechanics & Analysis||core|
|Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Design||core|
|Six Sigma for Business Excellence||core|
|Steel & Composite Design||core|
|Sustainability in the Built Environment||core|
|Open Channel Hydraulics||option|
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
97% of our 2015 graduates in Civil and Structural Engineering found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
Examples of recent employers include AMEC, Mowlem Civil Engineering, Nottingham City Council, W S Atkins Consulting Engineers and ARUP Consulting Engineers.
Civil Engineers are amongst the most employable and highly paid of all graduates, and after six to seven years of experience, you can satisfy the requirements of the professional institutions and become a Chartered Engineer, allowing you to move into more specialised areas.
The average starting salary for 2015 Civil Engineering BEng graduates was £24,750.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £9,250*
- Home/EU, sandwich placement year fee: 10% of the applicable full-time fee
- International: £16,970
- International, sandwich placement year fee: £1,700
* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.
See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
See our Fees and Financial Support website.
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