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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Civil and Transportation Engineering

BEng (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H230
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

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.

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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.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

 

 

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/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalent

Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for English: Functional Skills Level 2 English and OCN Access to HE Core English (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English)

Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for Mathematics: Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics)

PLUS EITHER

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

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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