Civil Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

This course will give you a good broad knowledge of civil engineering, and gain first-hand industry experience. You will benefit from experiencing the culture in industry, making contacts, and operating as a graduate engineer. Be a civil engineer for the good of society - our course embeds sustainability at its heart, while giving you real-world experience and the strong technical skills to forge your future career. Taught by research-active academics and teachers with extensive industrial experience, this course is the right choice if you’re passionate about the subject, but not sure which direction your career will take. The course integrates a strong focus on civil engineering analysis and design with the latest research on sustainable development – equipping you to tackle challenges in the built environment and innovative design solutions that minimise impact on the environment. In the first two years, you will study the core subjects needed to be a successful civil engineer: structural engineering, materials, fluid mechanics, and geotechnics. Group projects will see you take on complex real-world problems – applying your engineering knowledge, while developing transferable skills sought by employers, like communication, team work and project management. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in project work – taking on civil engineering challenges, including climate-resilient infrastructure. In your third year, you will have the opportunity to do an industrial placement year, where you can test your knowledge and further develop your technical skills in a real-life industrial environment. During your final year, you’ll explore aspects of sustainable building and infrastructure design. In the final semester, this all comes together in your individual project and in your integrated design project where you’ll work as part of a team to devise concepts for a sustainable urban regeneration project. By the time you graduate, you will have developed important skills and attributes so that you are well prepared for the next stage in your career. Why study this course?

  • Tailor your degree - by studying at BEng level, you have the option to graduate, continue your education with an MSc, or (subject to performance) change to an MEng programme after year two.
  • Project-based learning - our series of design projects, culminating in the final semester integrated design project, allows you to integrate technical knowledge with more practical design considerations. You can develop capability in tackling realistic projects and address the complex challenges in engineering a low carbon future.
  • Learning from experts - you will be taught by specialist researchers and a team of teaching specialists with a wealth of industry experience who support design-based learning.
  • Specialist teaching facilities - 'Learning by doing' is the reason The Diamond was built. Dedicated to engineering, this is where you’ll apply the theory you learn in lectures – consolidating your understanding alongside students from other disciplines, and beyond the bounds of the curriculum.
  • Professional skills development - supported by a team of staff with industry experience, our programmes empower and support you to take responsibility for your own development and develop skills and attributes that prepare you for a future as a professional civil or structural engineer.
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 for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Civil Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS