UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

Get industry ready on this accredited degree, which has high graduate employment rates and provides learning opportunities in the class room, laboratory and in the field

Why study civil engineering?

Civil engineers are creative problem solvers who tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

From the world's tallest buildings to resilient water supplies in developing countries, civil engineers work on the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure.

This puts them in a prime position to shape the world around us, and protect and enhance our environment through the sustainable use of resources.

Why UWE Bristol?

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering introduces you to the broad spectrum of civil and environmental engineering.

Learn about structures and materials, soil mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology and risk management. Get involved with department research in transport, flooding, bridges and sustainability.

Develop vital professional skills in management, creative skills in design and practical skills in surveying, geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD).

Apply what you've learned through projects based on real-world scenarios. Complete placements provided by our partner employers and get their advice on CV-writing and interview techniques.

Gain an inside track on the profession through site visits and guest lecturers.

Where can it take me?

This degree is your first step on the path to becoming an professional engineer. By completing a programme of accredited further learning, you could also become a Chartered Engineer.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 80
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Careers are varied, with opportunities both in the UK and overseas. Work in areas like structural design, water, power, road or railway infrastructure engineering, business planning and cost forecasting.

With the relevant work experience, you could become an Incorporated Engineer. By completing a programme of accredited further learning, you could also become a Chartered Engineer.

Many graduates continue studying on MSc courses, either full-time or part-time alongside their Initial Professional Development. 

Several recent graduates have secured research studentships to complete an Engineering Doctorate or PhD.

Course Details

Year 0 Foundation Year

Foundation Mechanics
Foundation Mathematics: Algebra and Calculus
Introduction to Mechatronics
Engineering Experimentation
Foundation Group Project.

Year 1

Mathematics for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Principles for Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Field Study
Construction and Environmental Materials
Civil Engineering Technology and Design
Engineering Graphics and Communication.

Year 2

Structural Analysis
Design of Structural Elements
Soil Mechanics
Hydraulics and Engineering Applications
Applications of Mathematics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project and Risk Management.

optional module
Engineering Geology Design Project
Hydrology and Flood Risk Estimation
Transport Engineering Design.

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