School of Architecture and Built Environment

BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering with Foundation Year

BEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The overarching aim of the course is to develop graduates who are able to develop appropriate solutions to engineering and transportation challenges through innovation, creativity and change.

The overarching aim of the course is to develop graduates who are able to develop appropriate solutions to engineering and transportation challenges through innovation, creativity and change.

BEng (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (8 years),Full-time (4 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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What's unique about this course?

  • Taught in Springfield Super Campus
  • Access to multiple fully functional industrial laboratories
  • Access to industry-standard transportation modelling software

Why choose this course?

The overarching aim of the course is to develop graduates who are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering and transportation challenges by using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.

By undertaking the course, you will be exposed to a number of subject areas that underpin the practices of modern civil and transportation professionals. These include amongst other, traffic engineering, transport planning, design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and use of simulation and modelling software tools. In addition, you will cover all the fundamental disciplines of civil engineering for the development of a skills portfolio that will equip you to seek a professional career with duties related to the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects.

Such projects are dams, reservoirs, highways, urban transport schemes, bridges, major buildings, flood defences, water supply, sewage treatment, harbours and sea defences. Finally, the BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering course is intended as your first step towards becoming an Incorporated Civil Engineer and a practitioner in the global community.

What happens on the course?

Year 1

Principles of Design, Mathematics for Technologists, Mechanics of Materials, Professional Skills and Management, Fundamentals of Geotechnics and Site Surveying.

Year 2

Construction Law, Hydraulics, Structural Applications, Transportation Engineering, Land Surveying and Geotechnical Applications

Year 3

Environmental Engineering, Transport Technologies and Planning, Commercial Management - Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Supply, Civil Engineering Design Project and Civil and Transportation Engineering Dissertation

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

A degree in civil engineering is the starting point for an exciting career that can see you shaping the world we live in; locally, nationally and internationally. Civil Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the sophisticated environment that surrounds us.


Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, transport projects, bridges, tunnels, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours and sea defences.


Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics with a high quality research track record, and experienced professionals, with the associated professional qualifications. The civil engineering department has excellent links with civil and transportation engineering companies as well as the professional bodies.


The BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering reflects a growing trend within the construction industry to produce graduates with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil and transportation engineering. In addition, graduates from this course will have the ability to manage a project taking into consideration sustainable development issues and environmental challenges.


Your final year group design project will culminate in the production of a working design for a given civil engineering project. The design will require the consideration of various options, the analysis of the chosen option and the production of an integrated solution covering transportation, water, environmental and management aspects as well as a detailed programme of works and anticipated costs.


Your final year individual dissertation will represent the culmination of your programme of study. You will produce a research report containing assimilated data and be expected to critically analyse the results obtained. A formal written document will be produced as well as an oral presentation.


The BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering is accredited to IEng status by the Joint Board of Moderators. This enables graduates to work towards becoming Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and thereafter, with suitable further education (a Master’s degree) and experience, be eligible for registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng). For this reason, there has been industrial input in the design of the programme and strong links are maintained through guest lectures, site visits, work placements and the formal Industrial Advisory Board of the Civil Engineering department of the University.

Demonstrate substantial knowledge of science and mathematics necessary to in order to support the application of key civil engineering principles which are required by an Incorporated Engineer.

Display the ability to successfully undertake engineering analysis by applying concepts and tools to the solution of civil and transportation engineering problems.

Create and develop designs that meet defined needs and realise economically viable product, process or system, by integrating all civil and transportation engineering knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems.

Manage activities and appreciate various legal and ethical constraints under which a civil, or transportation engineer needs to operate in order to have a positive impact on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals.

Practice engineering by applying and combining theory and experience, supported by other relevant knowledge and skills.

Developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in specialist civil and transportation engineering subject areas, that will be of value in a wide range of situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Key Entry Requirements 


  • A-levels: Grade profile of DD 

  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (48 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at pass)

  • BTEC: Grade profile of PPP 

  • T-Level: Pass grade with a core component profile less than C.  

  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points will be required. 

  • Other: We also consider applicants who have not achieved 48 UCAS points from prior level 3 qualifications. If you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience, please make sure you outline this experience within your personal statement. This can be assessed through an alternative assessment route such as an academic essay. 

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here 

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points 



  • GCSE: English language and maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent 
    • Equivalent qualifications include the following at Level 2:  Functional Skills, Key Skills, Learn Direct. 
    • Equivalency Test: If you have not achieved your Level 2 qualifications, you are eligible to take our University equivalency tests. The tests for this course are free of charge and can be taken completely online. Our admissions team will confirm in your offer if you are required to take one of these assessments.  

Progression Information: 

Applicants who successfully complete the foundation year programme can progress onto Level 4 of this course area, you will not be required to reapply or reinterview. 

If you complete this foundation year programme and decide you wish to change your degree subject, you will be required to apply again through UCAS and take part in the course specific interview and selection process for this new course area.  

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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