University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Megaprojects, sustainability and growing urban populations, are driving new demands on our infrastructure networks. Develop the knowledge and skills to improve and facilitate daily life with a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year degree at Salford. 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 This foundation year pathway is an effective bridging course for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the BEng (Hons) degree. You will complete a range of modules to develop your study skills and maths and physics knowledge, so you have the confidence and ability required for higher-level engineering. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to our accredited BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree course. For three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, you will explore structures, surveying and project planning, 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. 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 visit that brings your classroom learning to life. Career-focused approach 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. With a focus on your future, you will also develop transferable skills and learn about the decision-making methods used by industry. Once you join the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree (Ucas code: H200) you can choose to include an industry placement year, where you can gain additional 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 • Initially study a foundation year to strengthen your maths, physics and study skills, ready to progress to the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree • 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: Information Technology and Study Skills, Mechanical Systems, Engineering Methodology (Semester 1 and 2), Power and Energy, Mechanical Systems, Experimental Methods.


How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Unistats information

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Civil Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS