Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering

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Course summary

This new course, launched for 2020, will address a key skills gap in the UK. It is designed to be contemporary, innovative and to meet the needs of industry. The core subjects at the heart of the degree – structures, materials, geotechnics, transport infrastructure engineering and construction management – will equip you with the key expertise, and an additional specialism, to enhance your employability. You will learn through a variety of different methods, from lectures to practical exercises. More details on specific teaching methods and assessments will follow soon. Specific details on modules will follow in due course, but please see an outline of the content of each year below. Year 1 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. Year 2 In the second year, you will build on your existing knowledge and advance your understanding of the civil engineering sector through more specialist modules. Year 3 You spend the third year on a professional placement, which is usually paid, gaining valuable industry experience. The construction industry in the West Midlands is particularly buoyant, providing a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate placements. Final year This year will feature a main research project, as well as a design project. You will study core civil engineering modules and have a choice of additional modules to enable you to specialise in either transport infrastructure engineering or construction management.

Course details

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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

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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 £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2021 entry. 2022 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Civil Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS