Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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If you want to know what the future will look like, as a civil or environmental engineer. It's up to them to design and build the structures and infrastructures that improve our lives and protect the natural world. Their work involved everything from constructing bridges and energy plants, to designing flood prevention systems. All students complete a term-long work placement with an engineering or construction company, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and contacts. Industry-funded scholarships and paid work experience opportunities are available. 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Engineering Science 1; Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering; Engineering Science 2; Landscape Processes & Surveying; Visualisation & Transport; Surveying & Construction; Water Resources & Fluid Mechanics; Structural & Geotechnical Engineering; Structural & Geotechnical Engineering 2; Water Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering Practice Placement; Structural Design & Geotechnical Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Waste & Wastewater Management; Integrating Project and Civil & Environmental Engineering Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Introduction to Environmental Sciences; Earth's Critical Zone; BIM Life Cycle; Advanced Geotechnical Engineering; Plate & Shell Design and Finite Elements Analysis and Water & Environmental Engineering 2.

Assessment method

We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning. Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff. Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.

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

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Course codeH3H3
Institution code A30
Campus nameAbertay Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC To include Maths For entry into Year 2 we would look for BBB to include Maths and Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Construction and the Built Environment (all pathways) For entry into Year 2 we would look for DDD Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Scottish Higher BBBB To include Maths
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Entry into Year 2 to include Maths and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points To include Maths at S5 or H4
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Maths
Scottish HNC Pass Entry into Year 2 with HNC Civil Engineering - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Architectural Technology - Graded Unit B Building Surveying - Graded Unit B Computer Aided Drafting & Design - Graded Unit B plus Higher Maths or Physics Construction Management - Graded Unit B Engineering Practice - Graded Unit B Engineering Systems - Graded Unit B Mechanical Engineering - Graded Unit B
Scottish HND Pass Entry into Year 3 with HND Civil Engineering - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Architectural Technology - Graded Unit B Building Surveying - Graded Unit B Construction Management - Graded Unit B Engineering Systems - Graded Unit B
HNC (BTEC) M Entry into Year 2 with HNC (BTEC) Construction and the Building Environment (Civil Engineering)
HND (BTEC) M Entry into Year 3 with HND (BTEC) Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent

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English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Civil and Environmental Engineering at Abertay University - UCAS