University of Bristol

Civil Engineering University of Bristol Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you are creative, enjoy design and aspire to improve the built environment we live in, then civil engineering is for you. This degree will equip you to find solutions to environmental problems and to design large and unique structures, such as buildings, bridges, dams and coastal defences.

At Bristol, you will have access to our world-class laboratory facilities including the most advanced earthquake shaking table in Europe.

The first two years provide a strong foundation in engineering, including mathematics, structures, soil and fluid mechanics, computing and surveying, as well as optional units. More optional units are introduced in the third and fourth years, allowing you to pursue your interests while developing key professional skills. You will also undertake a major investigative research project.

Design is central to the course, and this is reflected in the projects you will undertake. In the first year you will develop a solution to an open-ended problem, such as designing and making a model bridge. The second year includes steel work, reinforced concrete and geotechnical design. Among other activities in the third year, you will design a water supply system.

You will take part in an exciting group design project in the fourth year. This project combines all your learning as you tackle a realistic design challenge identified through our industry links. Design projects range from transportation to smart cities and from skyscrapers to sustainable housing.

We equip you with the skills needed to become a future leader in civil engineering. Our graduates are highly sought after by top employers, including civil engineering consultancies, utility companies, the army, and petroleum, public transport, power generation and supply companies.

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Structural Engineers, Institution of
  • Civil Engineers, Institution of
  • Chartered institution of Highways & Transportation Civil Engineers, The Institution of
  • Highway Incorporated Engineers, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H200
Institution code B78
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA - AAB Standard offer: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and a science-related subject.

Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and a science-related subject.

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in Engineering plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 15 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in another science subject. The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Plus A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Standard Higher: AAAAA
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 - 34 points Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and a science-related subject

Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and a science-related subject.

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and a science-related subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and a science-related subject (in any order)

Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, applicants may be invited to undertake a maths test at the University.

Science-related subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Further Mathematics, Geology and Geography.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/civil-engineering/meng-civil-eng/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,750 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £24,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
BS8 1TH


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