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Course summary

Civil engineering is shaping the built environment that surrounds us every day. Roads, railways, hospitals, offices, schools, infrastructure, water and power supply – we depend on civil engineers to design and manage the projects that improve the world we live in and protect the natural environment. Civil Engineers will play a major role in addressing the current climate crisis - sustainability and environmental impact are key elements throughout all years of this degree. Qualified civil engineers are in demand across the construction sector; exciting roles are also found working for consultancies, local authorities, government departments, utility companies and environmental organisations in the UK and internationally. Studying civil engineering at Leeds will open up a whole world of opportunities for your career. You’ll develop and fine-tune theoretical and practical abilities and learn to solve problems using analytical, technical and decision-making skills. Our degree programmes develop world-class civil engineers who actively contribute to sustainable and economic growth whilst maintaining the highest ethical standards and delivering the infrastructure we all rely on in everyday life. That’s one of the reasons why our courses are professionally accredited and are shaped by our world-leading research. This is a practical course, so you’ll also have access to excellent laboratory facilities, design studio, as well as extensive library facilities and computing equipment, including industry standard software such as Revit (Building Information Modelling), IES (dynamic thermal modelling) and Robot (structural analysis). Our impressive laboratory facilities include specialist facilities for structures, materials, public health engineering, building services and geotechnics – everything you need to get started on your career as a chartered civil engineer. Why study at Leeds

  • Graduate with an accredited civil engineering degree which meets the highest quality chartered engineer standards as set by the Engineering Council via the JBM - and from a university ranked 2nd in the UK for Civil Engineering, Guardian University Guide 2022, and Top 50 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering, QS Rankings by Subject 2021.
  • Work on your own construction design projects, putting into practice what you have learned in lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials; build scale physical models and develop graphical presentation and computer modelling skills using industry standard software.
  • Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our paid industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.
  • Experience teaching from a programme team with extensive industry experience, and led by Dr Xiaohui Chen, an Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Take advantage of our world leading research here at Leeds, which helps to address societal and technical challenges with infrastructure around the world.
  • Make the most of university partnerships which include long-standing collaborations with the Institute for Transport Studies, Robotics at Leeds and the Centre for Global Development and leadership roles in major initiatives including [email protected], an interdisciplinary centre for water research, the Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration, the Centre for Infrastructure Materials, and the Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering.
  • Have the reassurance of being able to transfer between Civil Engineering and any other of the School’s programmes at the end of the first year, and most of the programmes at the end of the second year, if you wish.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Subject to places being available, you must achieve our published first year entry requirements and the relevant % average in your first year of study. Learning outcomes of year 1 of the degree programme you are applying to must also have been met.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

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