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Course summary

Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems by developing the physical infrastructure needed for society to exist – from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. This course provides a broad civil engineering education and will give you the design, analysis and construction skills needed for the industry. You'll be equipped with the abilities to develop sustainable and cost-effective design ideas. Through industry-facing projects, site visits and the opportunity to undertake a work placement year, this course will give you the skills needed to begin a successful career in Civil Engineering. You'll learn about structures, materials, geotechnics, mathematics and develop an applied understanding of practical engineering techniques to find innovative solutions to real-world built environment challenges. Key features Industry-Standard Facilities | Experience hands-on learning in our specialist facilities and workshops, including dedicated concrete, materials, hydraulics, geotechnical labs and structural testing equipment. Professional Status | Take the first step in gaining Incorporated Engineer status – this course is accredited to fully satisfy the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Placement Year | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously students have spent placements at companies such as AECOM, Curtins Consulting and Jackson Civil Engineering. Outstanding Employability | 97% of our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering sandwich route graduates are in a 'High Skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-20). Progression Opportunities | Tailor your studies to suit your strengths and interests, with opportunities to transfer on to the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course, from which you could progress to our MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Design and Construction course.


Year One

  • Civil Engineering Design Projects (40 credit points)
  • Engineering Materials (20 credit points)
  • Engineering Surveying (20 credit points)
  • Introduction to Structural Engineering (20 credit points)
  • Mathematics (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Civil Engineering Construction (20 credit points)
  • Construction Practice and the Environment (20 credit points)
  • Engineering Skills (20 credit points)
  • Further Engineering Mathematics (20 credit points)
  • Ground Engineering (20 credit points)
  • Structural Engineering (20 credit points)
Year Three
  • Placement Year
Final Year
  • Individual with Group Project (40 credit points)
  • Management and Transportation Studies (20 credit points)
  • Further Structural Engineering (20 credit points)
  • Ground Engineering, Water Resources and the Environment (20 credit points)
- Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering (20 credit points)

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Civil Engineering Surveyors, Institution of
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Joint Board of Moderators

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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