University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering

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Course summary

An increasingly digitised and connected world is driving greater efficiencies and sustainable practice in the built environment. Learn how you can develop and enhance vital infrastructure with our accredited BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree. Civil engineers create, improve and protect the infrastructure that supports everyday life. Gain the skills to successfully plan, manage and implement major engineering projects, and open up exciting career opportunities, with a civil engineering degree. Develop in-demand engineering knowledge and skills Designed around real-world problem solving, our accredited BEng pathway builds your knowledge to an advanced level. Initially providing a foundation in structures, surveying and project planning, you will progress to study water resources, geotechnics and seismic engineering. Led by our award-winning academic team, with strong industry links, you will explore how to create and deliver future infrastructure, buildings and facilities that improve our quality of life. Collaboration is core to our values, so we strive to embed this throughout your studies. You will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world engineering careers. Your learning is based in our impressive civil engineering laboratories. We also take advantage of our amazing location at the heart of Greater Manchester to visit nearby world-famous civil engineering projects, such as the first ever canal and passenger railway line. During your second year, you will also have the opportunity to experience Constructionarium, an unmissable, week-long practical field course that brings your classroom learning to life. Career-focused approach This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as: 1. Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). 2. Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Visit www.jbm.co.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng. With a focus on your future, you will also develop transferable skills and learn about the decision-making methods used by industry. There is also the option to include an industry placement year, where you can gain additional workplace skills and boost your employability once you graduate. Our new home for engineering In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for engineering. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Include an industry placement to gain workplace experience, adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award • Gain understanding and ability to fulfil a range of civil engineering surveying tasks, land surveying and quantity surveying • Develop your ability to design simple structural steel, analyse statically indeterminate structures and design complex structures • Identify and manage environmental issues and associated risks relating to civil engineering, including water, transport, landscape, heritage and biodiversity • Learn about materials and their fundamental behaviour, including construction materials, geology, soil mechanics and laboratory testing • Develop professional knowledge, design and analytical skills, learning about associated social, legal and environmental issues

Course details

Modules

Year one modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Civil Engineering Materials and Geology, Structures, Civil Engineering Construction, Civil Engineering Surveying, Civil Engineering Communication, Integrated Design Exercise. Year two modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Structures, Design and Construction Management, Highway Standards and Applications, Fluid Mechanics, Integrated Design Exercise. Year three modules may include: Individual Project, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Finite Element Analysis with Seismic Engineering, Case Studies in Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Integrated Design Exercise.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H200
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Civil Engineering at University of Salford - UCAS