Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Civil Engineering (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. Course details: Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with designing, constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment. Put simply, civil engineers build bridges, tunnels, canals, dams and flood protection measures, tall buildings and other large structures. The next few decades promise to be among the most challenging ever for the civil engineering community. Progressive urbanisation, increasing populations, ongoing economic development, climate change and the persistent risk of extreme events already present many threats to infrastructure. This programme produces industry-ready graduates. It incorporates key aspects of civil engineering such as structures, geotechnics, fluid mechanics, materials and construction management. You are taught by accessible, professional lecturers and you have an employability-focused curriculum with manageable group sizes to give you one of the best student experiences available. After the course: Typical roles include construction project management, building/civil engineering for contractors or consultants, architectural practices, local authorities or government agencies. Our recent graduates have been employed by Arup, Birse Civils, Jacobs, WSP Group, Interserve, Atkins Global and Aker Solutions.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You are taught in a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, case-based learning, workshops and seminar sessions. Technical visits, field courses and attendance at professional meetings supplement your learning experience. You are also expected to have self-study time to prepare assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. The lectures will convey large elements of the content, provide core themes and explanations of difficult concepts, and set the scene for your independent learning. You cover the JBM core subjects in each year: structures, geotechnics, materials, construction management and hydraulics. Field courses and site visits are key components of the course, allowing you to see the scale and complexity of construction and to develop practical skills. A field course in the first year is focused around a civil engineering project and involves using many of the skills developed earlier in the year. One module a year, excluding Level 3, involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period of problem-solving, which provides you with an opportunity to enhance your employability skills. Throughout the programme you use the laboratories for heavy structures, geotechnics, material properties and hydraulics. Discipline-specific modules employ a range of computer-based labs to allow you to perform simulation and numerical analysis of complex models, particularly those modules covering geotechnical, structural and hydraulics study areas. There are a range of assessments types. In-course assessment ranges from practical laboratory reports and engineering calculations, through to using 3D visualisation tools, collaborative project work, and making presentations to practising engineers from industry. We use end exams within a number of modules in each year. We have an assessment schedule with details and submission deadlines to help.

Professional bodies

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

  • Engineering Council
  • The Joint Board of Moderators

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH210
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points

Most UCAS tariff based offers are in the range of 32-88 tariff points. The level of the tariff point offer will depend on the subjects that you have studied. Non-tariff qualifications are also considered. You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills. GCSE grade 4 (or C) or a pass in Level 2 Functional Skills are acceptable. If you are unsure about your qualifications being eligible for admission, contact our admissions office for advice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Civil Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS