School of Architecture and Built Environment

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Full-time 3 years

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is intended to be your first step towards becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer and a practitioner in this exciting global industry.

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is intended to be your first step towards becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer and a practitioner in this exciting global industry.

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BEng (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
UCAS Code
H200
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

This course is accredited by:
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is intended to be your first step towards becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer and a practitioner in this exciting global industry. Civil engineering plays a vital, creative role in improving and protecting our surrounding environment, and carries local, national, and international implications.

When you study under the respected academics and experienced professionals at the University of Wolverhampton, you will gain a detailed understanding of the principles of civil engineering. The course encompasses the broad scope of disciplines within the field and includes research into solving realistic design problems in matters such as the construction of infrastructure projects.

Students at the School of Architecture and Built Environment will learn at our £120 million Springfield super-campus, which provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Civil Engineering graduates are characterised by their versatile, creative, and innovative approaches to engineering challenges. The training they receive at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Architecture and Built Environment provides them with the opportunity to embark on significant related careers, or to continue their studies at Master’s or Doctorate level. 

What's unique about this course?

  • Accredited by 5 bodies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Taught in Springfield Super Campus
  • Access to multiple fully functional industrial laboratories
  • Access to state-of-the-art VR and AR technology

What happens on the course?

The application of mathematics and analytical skills is key to student development on this course, where the underlying principles of civil engineering serve as the bedrock for the curriculum at higher levels of study.

The course prepares students to fulfil industry expectations of being able to identify, define, and solve complex problems, while demonstrating awareness of the ethical, environmental, and business aspects of civil engineering projects. This includes the construction of dams, reservoirs, transport infrastructure, bridges, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours, and sea defences, all of which fall under the remit of civil engineering professionals. Assessment of your development and aptitude includes an individual research project, where you will review current literature and collect data before providing conclusive critical analysis.

Education on this course is varied and extensive and trains our future chartered civil engineers to be prepared for careers that will require them to demonstrate both technical and commercial leadership alongside a wealth of interpersonal skills and digital literacy.

The University’s Civil Engineering courses also have excellent links with local companies and branches of professional bodies.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The School of Architecture and Built Environment operates from Springfield Campus, the University of Wolverhampton’s massively renovated Grade II-listed site which hosts a vast collection of cutting-edge facilities. These include specialised laboratories, design studios, lecture theatres and collaborative student spaces which provide industry-standard software programs, virtual reality equipment, and data capture technology.

The School’s respected staff are well-practiced in both academia and industry. Throughout your course, our teams will lend their experience and knowledge to enable you to develop your theoretical and practical civil engineering expertise.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

 

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 Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

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

  • 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 (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, with at least 24 at Merit from Engineering/Mathematics; 12 credits at Merit from Electrical Science and 9 credits at Merit from Mechanical Science)
  • T Level (Full T level achieved) achieving minimum P (A*-C) in one of the following subject areas; Design & Development for Engineering & Manufacturing; Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering & Manufacturing or Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control.

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

At our annual 'Meet The Employer' event, students have a fantastic opportunity to engage with their future employers and meet key contacts from companies including William Gough, Dunton Environmental, Network Rail, National Grid, Gleeds, Wates, and United Living. 

Rachel Toor, a recent graduate secured employment with Shaylor Group after attending our 'Meet The Employer' Event and spent two years working as a Project Manager on a project at The Wolverhampton Civic Centre.

 

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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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01902 32 22 22

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