Birmingham City University - CIVIL ENGINEERING - BENG (HONS)

Birmingham City University


Want to become a Civil Engineer? Study our Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree course at Birmingham City University. This course is designed to meet the requirements of relevant professional bodies to give your career in civil engineering a head start.

Much of your learning activity will be hands-on, with access to our strong industry links. You’ll also be provided with the latest CAD software, meaning you’ll be well equipped to make an impact in an important industry.

You will study in a unique simulated workplace environment. This experience, and our outstanding industry links, will give you a competitive edge, enabling you to progress to a successful career when you graduate.


You’ll be provided with knowledge of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and managerial aspects of civil engineering, so that you will be able to apply yourself to both the design and management of civil engineering projects.

You will also develop the key transferable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our strong links to industry enable you to apply your learning to problem-based scenarios, ensuring your intellectual and practical competencies are fully developed.

Civil Engineers design and construct anything from buildings and bridges, to dams, power stations, and motorways. This course will prepare you to work on these projects. You will focus on structures, materials, geotechnics, and hydraulics, and your studies will be enhanced with site visits, field trips, and guest lectures.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirement: 

  • 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level


  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment


  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Birmingham City University aims to enhance students' employability skills by providing professional, work-ready, and enterprising education. The course aligns with UKSpec subject benchmarks for engineering and supports students in achieving competencies linked to these benchmarks. Placements are offered to gain real-life business experience. The Graduate+ scheme hones subject-based skills and employability skills, including CV writing, presentations, and portfolios. OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus offers part-time temporary positions for students to work while studying, enhancing their prospects in the job market.
The University's construction site offers placements and hands-on experience, while the Building Birmingham Scholarship program, launched by Birmingham City Council, supports young people pursuing a career in construction. The Faculty is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to take a third year in industry, which can have positive implications for their future employability and sometimes even provide sponsorship.

Course Details

The course offers innovative teaching and a stimulating workplace environment, with assessments divided into coursework, examinations, portfolio, and presentations. It focuses on formal lectures, presentations, seminars, tutorials, hands-on experience, and problem-based scenarios. Attendees will have valuable industry insights from guest speakers and industry visits. Assessments include work-related learning, problem-solving, in-class tasks, seminar work, peer assessment, learning sets, and summative assessments in projects, presentations, time-controlled assignments, and end examinations. In the final year, students will conduct an individual project to enhance their organizational, research, and time management skills.
The Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) provides recognition, support, and business insights to transportation professionals, while the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) registers engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accredits academic courses since 1989. The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) works with other professional bodies to identify and remove barriers to becoming a structural engineer. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has been promoting the profession of civil engineering for over 200 years.

Year One

Civil Engineering Principles 1 20 credits
Mathematical Modelling 1 20 credits
Civil Engineering Principles 2 20 credits
Civil Engineering Design Project 20 credits
Mathematical Modelling 2 20 credits
Integrated Digital Design - Residential 20 credits

Year Two

Structures I 20 credits
Soil Mechanics 20 credits
Numerical Analysis 20 credits
Civil Engineering Materials 20 credits
Civil Engineering Applications 20 credits
Integrated Digital Design for Complex Structures 20 credits

Final Year

Hydraulics and Drainage 20 credits
Geotechnical Engineering 20 credits
Structures II 20 credits
Advanced Analysis and Design Methods 20 credits
Individual Honours Project 40 credits

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