Abertay University

Civil and Environmental Engineering Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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If you want to know what the future will look like, as a civil or environmental engineer. It's up to them to design and build the structures and infrastructures that improve our lives and protect the natural world. Their work involved everything from constructing bridges and energy plants, to designing flood prevention systems. All students complete a term-long work placement with an engineering or construction company, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and contacts. Industry-funded scholarships and paid work experience opportunities are available. 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Environmental Management; Research Methods; Innovation in Design; Advanced Structural Design; MEng Integrated Design Project and MEng Individual Research Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Introduction to Environmental Sciences' Earth's Critical Zone; BIM Life Cycle; Advanced Geotechnical Engineering; Plate & Shell Design and Finite Elements Analysis and Water & Environmental Engineering 2.

Assessment method

We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.

Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff. Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.

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 H2H2
Institution code A30
Campus name Abertay Campus
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC To include Maths
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Construction and the Built Environment
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Scottish Higher AABB To include Maths
HND (BTEC) D Where 3rd year entry cannot be offered:-
HND Construction and the Built Environment
HND Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points To include Maths at S5 or H4
Scottish HNC Pass Where 2nd year entry cannot be offered:-
HNC Architectural Technology Graded unit 1 at A
HNC Quantity Surveying Graded unit 1 at A
HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design Grade unit 1 at A
HNC Engineering Practice Graded unit 1 at A
HNC Engineering Systems Graded unit 1 at A
HNC Construction Graded unit 1 at A
Scottish HND Pass Where 2nd or 3rd year entry cannot be offered:-
HND Environment Sciences Graded unit 2 at A
HND Engineering Systems Graded unit 2 at A

Maths at National 5/GCSE grade C/4 required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Abertay University
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