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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).* *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.


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)
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)
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Civil Engineering Surveyors, Institution of
  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • The Joint Board of Moderators

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Civil Engineering at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS