University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Our Civil Engineering course is founded on strong industry links in a region that boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technology.
  • As a civil engineer you’ll become a part of a dynamic, fast-growing industry with the potential to develop your career across the globe.
  • This course will equip you with the principles and concepts of engineering, underpinned by a sound knowledge and understanding of scientific principles.
  • You’ll be taught by research-informed teaching staff working at the top of their profession and benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories and digital teaching facilities within the University’s Engineering Innovation Centre.
  • This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry for full-time students between Year 2 and Year 3. After completing the requirements of our BEng course (which normally involves three years of full-time study) you can choose to take on an additional year of advanced study to gain the MEng qualification.
Why study with us
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Work in the broad area of civil engineering or specialise either as a structural engineer, environmental engineer or geotechnical engineer.
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

Course details


Year 1: Civil construction technology, Engineering analysis A, Performance of construction materials, Engineering geology, Surveying and mapping, Introduction to engineering systems, Thermodynamics and Fluids Year 2: Management and project planning, Engineering analysis B, Soil mechanics, Structural analysis, Civil engineering contract law, Construction computing (CAD & BIM), Conceptual Design Project Year 3: Project Management and BIM, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Dissertation, Environmental Impact Assessment Year 4: Risk and Value Management, Health and safety management, Advanced Structural Engineering, Integrated Design Project. Option from: Advanced Construction Technology, Waste Treatment Technologies, Environmental Pollution and Control, Energy Production and distribution, Renewable Energy Technology

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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Civil Engineering at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS