Civil Engineering Design and Construction at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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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. Our Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering brings together undergraduate and Masters-level course content and through it you'll develop a comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and theory, alongside analytical, practical and engineering skills and techniques. Course content will develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in architectural and building technology, sustainability in the built environment, health and safety, computer-aided design (CAD), hydraulics, ground engineering, structural engineering, and strategic and operational management in civil engineering. Creativity and innovation in engineering is also a key focus and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of engineering principles and practice. Key Features Professional Progression | Successful completion of this course represents the most direct route to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, fully satisfying the educational basis for qualification. Industry-Standard Facilities | Experience hands-on learning with our specialist facilities and workshops, including dedicated concrete, materials, hydraulics, geotechnical labs and structural testing equipment. Graduate Outcomes | 99% of our Civil Engineering graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21).


All modules in years one, two and four are core and are shared with the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, course your third year will be spent working and the final year focuses on a large and / or otherwise complex integrated design project. This may be laboratory or field work based, and whose topic and nature will be determined on a year to year basis. Year One

  • Civil Engineering Design Projects (40 credit points)
  • Sustainable Engineering Materials (20 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Mechanics (20 credit points)
  • Engineering Surveying (20 credit points)
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Ground Engineering (20 credit points)
  • Further Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (20 credit points)
  • Integration of Engineering Applications (20 credit points)
  • Structural Design and Detailing (20 credits)
  • Analysis of Determinate and Indeterminate Structures (20 credits)
  • Construction Practice and the Environment (20 credit points)
Third Year / Fourth Year (with placement)
  • Placement Year
  • Further Structural Design (20 credits)
  • Further Geotechnical Engineering and Design (20 credits)
  • Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering (20 credits)
  • Infrastructure Engineering 1 (20 credits)
  • Individual with Group project (40 credits)
Final Year
  • Major Design and Construction Project (40 credits)
  • Infrastructure Engineering 2 (20 credit points)
  • Strategic and Operational Management (20 credits)
Optional (a choice of two level 7, 20 cp modules from the following):
  • Simulation and Modelling in Civil Engineering (20 credits)
- Sustainable Concrete Technology (20 credits)

Professional bodies

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

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Civil Engineering Design and Construction at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS