Civil engineers play a vital role in society. They are responsible for the design of most of the built environment around us. This includes bridges, tunnels, transport systems, buildings, flood defences and water management. This degree will provide you with a solid background in the design and analysis of civil engineering structures. You will gain engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem down into its component parts, to sketch/model engineering solutions and to be able to understand and prepare technical reports. You will learn about current design practices through the use of the latest engineering standards, such as Eurocodes. Engineering offers an enormous range of career opportunities for graduates. If you do not have typical entry qualifications, or are an overseas student without the entry requirements for the first year, the integrated foundation year is designed to provide wider access to accredited honours degrees. We will nurture your computer modelling skills by encouraging you to develop your own software with the final purpose of analysing realistic civil engineering problems. We will also help build your awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different design approaches when facing a civil engineering problem, including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety. Our Civil Engineering facilities include: Structures Teaching, Geomechanics, Experiments with Concrete Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics and Bridge Testing. Our Civil Engineering degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. Our research and development centre is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world. It has been part of the design teams for the NASA space shuttle, the land-speed record-breaking THRUST and its successor BLOODHOUND SSC, which aims to reach 1,000mph. All of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad These placement years increase our students’ confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to http://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.
Below is a sample of some of the modules that you might expect to study at each level of the BEng Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year degree (it should be noted that these do vary from year to year):
- Development of Key Skills for Engineers
- Fundamentals of Materials
- Basic Engineering Analysis 1a
- Basic Engineering Analysis 1b
- Foundation Chemistry
- Engineering Science
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Thermofluid Mechanics
- Basic Engineering Analysis 2a
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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If you are an International Student, please visit our International pages for more information about entry requirements:- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements
GCSEs: Minimum of two A grades to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.
English Language Requirements at Swansea University
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