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. Gain real-life industrial experience while advancing your technical and multidisciplinary design skills in civil engineering by tackling complex issues related to sustainable and resilient infrastructure. 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 design innovative solutions that minimise impact on the environment. Years one and two see you develop a sound understanding of core principles: structural engineering, materials, fluid mechanics, and geotechnics. Group projects will challenge you to take on complex real-world problems – applying your engineering knowledge to create sustainable solutions, while developing transferable skills sought by employers like communication, team work and project management. The second half of the course prepares you for your career, extending your design experience and allowing you to specialise in those advanced topics you’re passionate about. You’ll also develop and carry out your own research project with one of our academic staff. In your fourth 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. You can unleash your ingenuity and creativity on a grand scale by designing conceptual solutions for a low-environmental impact urban regeneration project, and then engineering one aspect of the project in greater detail. Why study this course?

  • Project-based learning - our series of design projects, culminating in a semester-long integrated design project, allows you to explore both concept and detailed design and develop capability in tackling real-world built-environment problems to address the complex challenges of engineering a low-carbon future.
  • Learning from experts - you will be taught by world-leading researchers in specialist areas of civil engineering, associated with challenges of infrastructure development, resilience and management in the face of climate change and natural disasters. In addition, a team of teaching specialists with a wealth of industry experience 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.
  • Wide choice of specialism - as a large department, we offer a diverse selection of specialist research-based modules. This allows you to shape your development by selecting subjects that match your interests, and work alongside specialist academics in individual project work.
  • 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 fully 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