University of Hertfordshire

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 50 years' experience of teaching engineering and has established an excellent international reputation
  • This degree allows you to benefit from the use of laboratory facilities and staff expertise at BRE (formerly Building Research Establishment)
  • Students from the School of Engineering and Technology have previously completed work placement years at companies including: Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus Space and Defence, and Microsoft
  • Recent Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including: Dyson, Ministry of Defence and JCB

What's the course about?

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. This course is designed to provide the educational base you need to become professionally recognised as a chartered engineer. As with the BEng, you will learn the principles of civil engineering and the latest industry developments, but the extra Master’s year will give you a much broader, more in-depth understanding of the subject. For this degree we have a strategic partnership with the world-renowned BRE to give you access to specialist facilities, projects and lectures.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement
120 - 128

BBB - ABB - 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

Not accepted.120-128 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 6.5 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 projects.

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
MEng Individual Project (Civil)

Optional modules
Year Abroad
Semester Abroad
Flood Management and River Engineering
Civil Engineering Placement Year
Highway and Traffic Engineering

Year 4

Whole Life Design Project
Systems, Data and Technologies for Civil Engineering
Environmental Policy and Governance

Optional modules
Structural Design for Fire Safety
Sustainable Energy

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