Civil and Environmental Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil and Environmental Engineering (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from our Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a professional career in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis on sustainable engineering practice and its role within construction, in the UK and abroad. The foundation year seeks to provide you with a solid grounding in mathematical principles and an understanding of the core and fundamental principles of civil and construction engineering. Professional and academic skills are integrated across all modules, including information finding and handling, problem solving, and the communication of outcomes. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of School of Energy, Construction and Environment. The degree part of the course aims to develop the combination of technical, practical and managerial skills necessary to analyse, design and manage solutions for innovative and complex engineering problems as a basis for future leadership in the civil engineering profession. You will be taught by current staff with academic and professional experience in the civil engineering and construction industries, having worked for companies such as Carillion, Arcadis and Laing O’Rourke as principal, senior and management engineers (subject to change). Teaching is highly practical; you will have the chance to draw on real-life case studies, provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try where possible. You will have opportunities to use industry-standard software as is widely used by design and consulting engineers. You will be given opportunities to apply for industrial placements at companies that have previously included Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water and Warwickshire County Council. Key benefits of the degree

  • Practical activities and application of knowledge through project-led learning in design project modules
  • Exercises in the Simulation Centre* (a full-scale simulated construction environment) to experience real challenges of construction management in a controlled environment and to develop professional and leadership skills
  • Several optional modules are available to allow you to tailor your course to your specific interests. You can select from Biodiversity and Conservation, CCUS and Negative Emission Technologies, Environmental Hazards, Nature-Based Climate Solutions and Savage Earth
  • Group project work with students from other Construction and Environment related courses such as Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology and Geography to develop attributes and skills required in a multi-disciplinary team
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Foundation Year Modules:

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Fundamental Applied Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering Fundamentals
  • Construction Engineering Management
Successful completion of the foundation year progresses you to year one of the degree course. This course has a common first year which enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. The first year consists of a series of foundational topics in the civil engineering profession and practical laboratory sessions, which aims to provide a solid knowledge base for subsequent years of the BEng programme. There are also individual project modules which promote independent working among students and builds confidence in decision making which will be needed in future practice. Year One Modules:
  • Geotechnics and Construction Materials
  • Surveying and Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Project
  • Structural Analysis and Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering Design Project
  • Sustainable Environments
In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: *Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge *Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner *Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career *Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen Year Two Modules;
  • Hydraulics and Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Soil Mechanics and Materials
  • Energy Project Management with EIA
  • Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions
Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year The third year aims to bring students to the level necessary to enter professional practice as an Incorporated Civil and Environmental Engineer; reflecting both the latest advances and research work in the subject together with the contemporary job market. At this stage, each student will also undertake a body of independent research during Year 3 of their course within their ‘Research Dissertation’ module. For further information and to read details for each module please visit the course page on the Coventry University website. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. *see website for details

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments Laboratories The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.

Provider information

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CU Coventry
8 Mile Lane

Clearing contact details

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02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 17 August 08:00-21:00, Friday 18 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 19 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 21 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-19:00

Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

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European and International Admissions Office

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS