UWE Bristol

MEng Civil Engineering

Ideal for creative problem-solvers, this innovative, practice-led course will set you up for a varied and rewarding career.

Why study civil engineering?

Combining innovation and theory, civil engineers develop solutions to the world's biggest challenges.

Civil engineering is a creative and technical subject which appeals to inventive, enthusiastic problem-solvers. It opens the door to a wide range of careers, from structural engineer to project manager.

Why UWE Bristol?

The MEng Civil Engineering course consists of core areas of structures, materials and geotechnics, alongside more specialist topics such as hydrology, transport engineering, geology and surveying.

Be taught by a dedicated, diverse teaching team with a mix of industry and academic experience. Access modern, well-equipped, laboratories and industry-standard technology. 

You'll apply your learning through projects based on genuine issues, giving you valuable insights into challenges you may face in your career. During the group design project you'll learn to present cross-disciplinary solutions as if to a genuine client.

And if you choose, you can develop your professional skills further through a placement year with one of our unique partner employers.

Where can it take me?

The MEng Civil Engineering course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to succeed in a range of disciplines. Your next step might take you into business planning; water, power, road or railway infrastructure engineering; or structural design the possibilities are boundless.

And thanks to our links with major industry employers in the South West, many of those opportunities will be right on your doorstep.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Grade B/5 or above in 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: Grade C or above in Mathematics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.

Career Prospects

Civil engineers are in high demand, with numerous opportunities overseas as well as in the UK.

Graduates can choose from a range of disciplines. From geotechnical or civil engineering through to transport engineering, this qualification opens up extensive employment possibilities.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 1

Mathematics for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Principles for Civil Engineering
Surveying
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.

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

Placement year

Year 3

Individual Civil Engineering Project
Infrastructure Design and Implementation Project
Advanced Structural Analysis
Computational Civil Engineering
Geotechnics.

One optional module from:
Traffic Management and Safety
Hydraulic Modelling for Flood Risk Management
Environmental Assessment.
Strategic Issues in Engineering.

Final Year

Group Civil and Environmental Engineering Project
Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design
Non-linear Structural Analysis
Advanced Construction Materials and Technology
Project Management Principles
BIM in Design Coordination.

One optional module from:
Transport Infrastructure Engineering
Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering Design
Bridge Engineering.

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