Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.
The course in Civil Engineering is designed to allow graduates to work in both consultancy or contracting within industry. It incorporates elements of Structural design, Highway design and Water and Wastewater design.
You will be involved in all aspects of planning and design, construction and operation and maintenance of the various types of Civil Engineering projects such as reservoirs, pipelines, and water/wastewater treatment plants related to the water and wastewater element of the course; roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, ports and airports related to the highways elements of the course and large multi-storey structures, sports stadia, commercial and industrial buildings, power stations related to the structures elements of the course.
The University has one of the most advanced and best equipped highway laboratories in Ireland which is working with clients such as Red Bull Racing and the Highways Agency on Skid Resistance. You will be in this laboratory for testing during years 1 and 2 and will also be using it should you take a highways project in year 4.
On the Jordanstown campus the University has the second biggest fire lab in the UK and the biggest in a University setting. Research from this laboratory has formulated the Eurocodes for castellated beams. Lecturers from this laboratory take you for some of the structures elements of the course.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
To include Mathematics and a technological/scientific subject (Physics, Design & Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Engineering). If no 'A' level Physics is offered GCSE Physics or Double Award Science at grade BB is required.
Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In Construction/Civil Engineering with 9 Distinctions to include Further Maths and Structural Mechanics and Merit in Public Health Engineering if Construction Diploma.Must also have GCSE grade B or above in Maths.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Successful completion of Access Course in Science and Technology with overall average mark of 70% for year 1 entry only.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBCC||To include Maths and two other technological/scientific subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Geography, Construction,Technology and Technical drawing/graphics at grade C or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Profile to include Grade B in Maths and in Grade C in English.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||To include 13 points at higher level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||To include Mathematics and two other technological/scientific subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Geography, Construction,Technology and Technical drawing/graphics.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||To include Maths and two other technological/scientific subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Geography, Construction,Technology and Technical drawing/graphics at grade C or above.|
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4,275||Year 1|