Civil Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

The core subjects at the heart of the degree – structures, materials, geotechnics, transport, infrastructure, engineering and construction management – will equip you with key expertise and enhance your employability. You will benefit from strong well-established links with industry During the course you will study a wide range of subjects, beginning with the fundamentals of civil engineering, including construction materials, mechanics and mathematical skills. You will spend a year in industry as part of the course before completing your studies in year four with a research project and a design project as well as the opportunity to specialise in either transport, infrastructure, engineering or construction management. The skills you will gain are in high demand and, as a graduate, you will be able to contribute to the ongoing development of the built environment in which we live and work.


Year One Modules in your first year will build your fundamental knowledge of the sector and relevant disciplines. To introduce you to the world of civil engineering, topics covered will include construction, materials, mechanics and mathematical skills. Introduction to Civil Engineering Construction Materials and Surveying BIM for Construction Civil Engineering Mathematics Building and Design and Construction Technology Year Two In the second year, you will build on your existing knowledge and advance your understanding of the civil engineering sector through more specialist modules. Structural Analysis and Numerical Modelling Sustainable Materials and Design Fluid Mechanics Construction Contract Management and Administration 2 Geotechnics 1 Transport Infrastructure Engineering Year Three Optional Placement This year will feature a main research project, as well as a design project. Your choice of additional modules will enable you to specialise in either transport infrastructure engineering or construction management. Independent Civil Engineering Project Civil Engineering Design Project Hydraulics Geotechnics 2 Choose two of the following options: Civil Engineering Project Management Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Transport Planning for Sustainable Futures Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Overall 6.0 and min 5.5 in each skills area

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £21100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Civil Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS