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Course summary

Civil engineers tackle some of the greatest challenges in contemporary society by designing and building structures and infrastructure for an increasingly urbanised global population in an ever-changing environment. Our Civil Engineering BEng course involves extensive design work linked to real-life engineering problems, allowing you to develop important professional skills such as teamwork, presenting, project management and report writing. These skills, combined with your specific technical expertise and critical thinking, will enable you to pursue a career as a professional civil engineer or choose from a wide range of other career options. When you graduate, you are likely to be part of a team working on the planning, design, building and maintenance of infrastructure systems such as bridges, roads, railways and a variety of buildings such as skyscrapers, airports, hospitals or sports stadia worldwide. This requires an understanding and appreciation of the various people and processes that contribute to the construction cycle, that you can only acquire by studying in an integrated School such as ours. All our teaching is delivered by inspirational academics with excellent expertise in their research field. By studying with us, you enter a stimulating, diverse and interactive environment from day one. We also bring in leading speakers from industry to enrich the learning experience with real-life engineering challenges. What's the difference between BEng and MEng? Students on the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree may transfer to the Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) degree at the end of year 2, subject to satisfactory performance. The MEng course fully meets the educational requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The BEng course meets the educational requirement of becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meets the requirements of the route to becoming a Chartered Engineer. The BEng course requires further study after graduation, either via an MSc or approved learning to meet the CEng requirements. The BEng and MEng courses are essentially very similar, with the MEng having the addition of an integrated master's year. The MEng year means you have an extra year to study advanced topics in civil engineering analysis, design and management. You may also choose some specialist optional modules and undertake further group projects based on the needs of the industry.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, design projects, laboratory work, presentations, technical reports and field work.

Professional bodies

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

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Engineering Council

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department. This gives them the opportunity to meet staff and current civil engineering students, see the extensive facilities and gain a vital insight into what it is like to be a civil engineering student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Sponsorship information

We work closely with a consortium of the leading UK companies who offer our students sponsorship and placement opportunities. The Loughborough Construction Consortium provides a core of sponsoring organisations that offer excellent placement and sponsorship opportunities, supplemented by extensive collaborating organisations across the wider industry. Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your study, summer placement work for those who want it, and a paid twelve-month placement with your sponsor company. In many cases, students are offered employment with their sponsor company after graduating and many are now in senior positions within these companies.

Civil Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS