School of Architecture and Built Environment

Civil Engineering with Sandwich Placement

MEng (Hons) Sandwich 5 years

The main aim is to develop graduates who are ready to tackle the problems that they will encounter during their careers.

The main aim is to develop graduates who are ready to tackle the problems that they will encounter during their careers.

Why choose this course?

The main aim is to develop graduates who are ready to tackle the problems that they will encounter during their careers. Such problems may well be quite different from the challenges today. The course aims to produce graduates that will be able to demonstrate leadership qualities and practical, analytical and creative intelligence.

This course has been designed to fully meet the educational base required to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. As such it has been developed taking full cognisance of the requirements of the four professional bodies that make up the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM): The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); the Institution of Structural Engineer (IStructE); the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The course is not yet accredited, since it is a new course and can only be accredited once outputs have been developed for all academic levels. Our next visit by the professional bodies is scheduled for the summer of 2020.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Employability is embedded throughout the curriculum by various activities: presentations from the membership development officer of the ICE to encourage student membership, similarly student membership is encouraged with the IStructE and CIHT. Site visits are undertaken at all levels: Crossrail Project, M6 Smart motorways, Water Treatment Plants. Guest lectures are presented by various industrial practitioners; Tony Gee & Partners, Amey, Nolan Associates, Highways England, etc. The Civil Engineering Department hosts events put on by the West Midlands branch of the ICE Graduates and Students group.

Leadership qualities are developed throughout the course, particularly within the group based work of the design modules (4CV013, 5CV027, 6CV020 and 7CV019). Creativity is encouraged where design  modules are present but also within the individual dissertation (6CV021), and the transport and water engineering modules (6CV018, 6CV019, 7CV017 and 7CV020).

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course has been designed to prepare our graduates to meet the challenges of the future that will require innovative ideas from Engineers who are well educated in the principles of the traditional civil engineering disciplines, but who are also creative leaders and inventors.

To prepare our graduates for such challenges they will be exposed to individual and group work to solve complex real world challenges. Solutions are expected to demonstrate an integrated or systems approach  to solving engineering problems and will take into account: research and professional activities; the  natural environment; social and environmental considerations; ethics as well as a high level of technical understanding.

The course is delivered by a blend of active and respected academics as well as Chartered Engineers with relevant inputs from industrial  practitioners.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12950 per year 2021-22
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23

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

  • 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)


  • 120 UCAS points A Levels - grades BBB, including Mathematics.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DDM in a subject relevant to Civil Engineering or Construction/Built Environment Engineering and must include mathematics modules.
  • Evidence of GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalence. Plus Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 24 Distinction and 21 Merit from Engineering/Mathematics including a minimum of 12 credits from Electrical Science and 9 credits from Mechanical Science
  • Applicants with extensive work experience or alternative qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to attend an interview and complete a bridging maths programme.
  • Advanced entry to year 2 will be considered for candidates with equivalent level 4 qualifications, such as an HNC Civil Engineering, with a GPA of over 70% and a maths bridging programme will be required
  • Latest advanced entry will be at the start of level 6, subject to satisfactory mapping of all level 4 and 5 modules. Transfers from a BEng course will need to have a GPA equivalent to at least a 2:1 classification, in addition to the relevant module mapping.

Other Requirements

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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 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

English language requirements also apply

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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