Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering

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Course summary

Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems, developing the physical infrastructure for society to exist: from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. This course will develop your understanding of engineering principles, together with the ability to apply them to solve real-world practical problems. You'll develop high-quality technical abilities alongside the key people management skills required to be a successful civil engineer. Through hands-on study you'll develop advanced mathematical understanding and combined with theory, practical projects and work placement opportunities, develop your skill set and professional networks. You'll gain an understanding of design, sustainability and health and safety essential for the industry, and be ready to take on the challenges of developing and maintaining the infrastructure required by the world at large. 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 an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a masters or doctorate accredited as further learning for CEng to hold accredited qualifications for CEng registration. It's also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES). Key features Industry-standard facilities | Experience hands-on learning in our specialist facilities and workshops, including dedicated concrete, materials, hydraulics, geotechnical labs and structural testing equipment. Applied projects | Engage with our industry network through applied briefs set by major organisations. Students have previously worked with nmcn, Severn Trent Water and Nottingham City Council on project work. Professional progression | Take the first step in gaining Incorporated or Chartered status – this course is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).* Placement year | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent their placements at companies such as VolkerFitzpatrick, BAM Nuttall and Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. Student satisfaction | 100% of students studying BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering SW would recommend studying at NTU to others (National Student Survey, 2022). *A programme of accredited Further Learning, such as our MSc or MEng Civil Engineering courses will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. The JBM website provides further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng status.

Course details

Modules

Year One

  • Civil Engineering Design Projects (40 credits)
  • Engineering Materials (20 credits)
  • Engineering Surveying (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design (20 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Mechanics (20 credits)
Year Two
  • Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing (40 credits)
  • Construction Practice and the Environment (20 credits)
  • Integration of Engineering Applications (20 credits)
  • Further Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (20 credits)
  • Ground Engineering (20 credits)
Year Three
  • Placement year
Final Year
  • Individual with Group Project (40 credits)
  • Infrastructure Engineering (20 credits)
  • Further Structural Design (20 credits)
  • Further Geotechnical Engineering and Design (20 credits)
- Professional Responsibilities and Development in Civil Engineering (20 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework, practical exercises and exams. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of group and individual projects, reports, presentations, and essays. You will receive feedback throughout each module.

Professional bodies

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

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
  • Chartered institution of Highways & Transportation Civil Engineers, The Institution of
  • Civil Engineering Surveyors, Institution of
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Joint Board of Moderators

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H200
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
City Campus
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
74%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2022 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Civil Engineering at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS