This BEng programme equips you with the underlying knowledge and skills you need to become a creative Civil and Structural Engineer, capable of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of sustainable structures and transport infrastructure systems. Civil and structural Engineering involves the design, construction and maintenance and repair infrastructure such as roads and bridges, buildings, and underground transport systems. You’ll develop a broad knowledge of geotechnical, structural, environmental and management aspects of civil engineering, and gain the computing, mathematical, drawing and communication skills you need as an engineer. A placement year in industry, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence. On completion of the programme you’ll be able to enter range of graduate civil engineering roles. Our employability rate is 97% - one of the highest in the UK. You’ll be joining a dynamic profession with a high demand for skilled graduates, and contribute to the prosperity of our society. We also offer a 5-year MEng version of the programme. The additional academic year enables further study of the technical and managerial aspects of civil and structural engineering, and provides the fastest route to Chartered Engineer status. Professional accreditation 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, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as: 1. Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) 2. Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. The degree is also recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education). Placement This programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year. The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional engineer. After completing your placement you’ll return to complete the final year of the programme, and apply all you’ve learnt to studies. Many students continue their relationship with their placement employers - working for them part-time, developing final year projects with them or going back to them into graduate positions. Rankings Civil Engineering at the University of Bradford is ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022. Our BEng / MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering received 91% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.
Year 1: Design, Build and Test (core) Mathematical Methods and Applications (core) Electronics and Mechanics (core) Engineering Materials (core) Thermofluids (core) Computer Aided Engineering (core) Year 2 Further Mathematics and Statistics (core) Design of Steel & Concrete Structures (core) Water Engineering (core) Soil Mechanics (core) Structural Mechanics and Analysis (core) Structural Design Project (core) Year 3 Advanced Steel and Concrete Design (core) Feasibility Study (core) Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Design (core) Sustainability in the Built Environment (core) Individual Research Project (Civil and Structural Engineering) (core) Transportation Studies (optional) Sustainable Energy (optional) Project Management and Six Sigma (optional)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Joint Board of Moderators
- Civil Engineers, Institution of
- Structural Engineers, Institution of
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The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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