Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement Year at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Civil engineering is essential to the sustainable future development of society, from planning and construction, to water supply and coastal defence. You’ll develop the skills to design and build creative solutions to challenges in the built environment, infrastructure and cities, and the management and teamwork skills needed to succeed in industry. In the first two years, you'll develop a solid grounding in the fundamental engineering science, as well as the basis of civil engineering. You'll be introduced to key design skills, such as sketching model-making and computing, through workshops and through design projects. In your third year you'll explore highway and traffic engineering, and structural stability and geotechnics in more depth, and do an individual project. The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.


Year 1: An Introduction to Engineering Design; Civil Engineering fundamentals; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment I; ThermoFluids; Mechanics, Structures and Materials. Year 2: Liveable Cities; Structural Analysis; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment II; Structural Design; City Infrastructure Design Project; Soil Mechanics; Hydraulics; Numerical Methods. Year 3: Individual Project; Structural Stability and Finite Element Analysis; Geotechnical Engineering; Highway & Traffic Engineering; Design 3; plus additional module options.

Assessment method

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations. The Industrial Placement Year is assessed via an individual reflective report.

Professional bodies

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

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement Year at University of Southampton - UCAS