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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Civil Engineering with Sandwich placement

Why choose this course?

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is intended as your first step towards becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer and a practitioner in the global community.
 
Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as transport projects, bridges, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours and sea defences.
 
Graduates from the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering programme are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering challenges by using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills as well as digital literacy.

What happens on the course?

There is progressive development of a student’s ability to apply mathematics and analytical skills. At level one the focus is on the underlying principles, whereas at level three emphasis is placed on the solving of realistic design problems.
 
At level three all students have to undertake an individual research project which must involve the review of current literature, data collection as well as critical analysis, discussion and conclusion.

A graduate of the BEng. course will have qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment - the ability to exercise initiative, make decisions in complex situations (with often limited data) and preparation for lifelong learning.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 

There are many significant employment opportunities in Civil Engineering with graduates working for contractors, consultants, local authorities, government and public bodies, the armed forces, and academic and research establishments. Civil Engineering also offers opportunities to work both on a national and international basis on a variety of exciting infrastructure projects.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering provides the requisite knowledge to become a professional member of the Civil Engineering community.
 
Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. Students are exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical exercises.
 
The Civil Engineering section has excellent links with local Civil Engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, namely the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
 
 

 

A BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering graduate will be able to :

  • Optimise the application of existing and emerging technologies in Civil Engineering
  • analyse and develop solutions for civil engineering problems using appropriate theoretical and practical methods
  • demonstrate leadership, knowledge and skills within technical and commercial aspects of the civil engineering sector
  • develop effective interpersonal skills.
You will also adopt professional standards, recognising obligations to safety, the profession, and the environment. In addition, you will incorporate the mathematical and analytical skills necessary for understanding high level engineering science with practical applications.

 

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £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 equivalence.

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 including Mathematics.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in a subject relevant to Civil Engineering or Construction/Built Environment Engineering and must include mathematics modules.
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit with at least 24 in merit from Engineering/Mathematics;  12 credits at Merit from Electrical Science and 9 credits at Merit from Mechanical Science    

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

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

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 and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered 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 and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Accredited by 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 and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered 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 and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered 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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