University of Hertfordshire - BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

University of Hertfordshire

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

From the world’s tallest buildings and most spectacular bridges, to airports, highways, hospitals, rail networks and flood defences, civil engineers provide the critical infrastructure that makes our world work. You will learn to apply the principles of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, environmental engineering, materials, surveying and construction. You will also discover the latest techniques and developments, such as low- carbon materials and sustainability. For this degree we have a strategic partnership with the world-renowned BRE to give you access to specialist facilities, projects and lectures. To become professionally recognised as a Chartered Engineer, graduates from the programme will be required to complete approved CEng Further Learning.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement

BBC-BBB - from 3 A levels only to include A Level Maths. Other A levels may come from a selection of either Engineering or Technology, Science, Design, Computing or Business related subjects. General studies/critical thinking not accepted

DMM-DDM - Extended diploma in engineering (DMM) to include Distinction in further maths120-128 points from 3 HL subjects at grade 5 or above to include HL Maths  and either engineering, technology or environmental subjects

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course Details

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. Students will also benefit from use of laboratory facilities and staff expertise at BRE (formerly Building Research Establishment). You will also work with other students on an industry proposed design project.

In addition to the academic fees, students will be responsible for their costs of travel to BRE. 

Year 1

Career skills development
Civil engineering materials 1
Site surveying and setting out
Principles of sustainable design and construction
Fluid mechanics and hydraulics
Fundamentals of civil engineering structural analysis
Dynamic earth
Engineering mathematics
Engineering application of mathematics

Year 2

Structural mechanics
Career planning
Mathematical modelling and simulation
Soil mechanics
Civil engineering materials 2
Civil engineering structural design
Hydrology and open channel hydraulics
Surveying and highway engineering
Construction and building management

Year 3

Careers portfolio
Geotechnical design
Advanced structural analysis and design
Sustainable engineering
Industry group design project
Beng individual project (civil)

Optional modules
Year abroad
Semester abroad
Flood management and river engineering
Civil engineering placement year
Highway and traffic engineering

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