Anglia Ruskin University

Civil Engineering Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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How would you improve urban resilience to earthquakes? Could you design and implement a clean water solution in a humanitarian crises? Become a Master of Engineering with this enhanced first degree and develop all the practical and academic skills required to address these challenges.

This four-year course will give you all the technical skills and intellectual know how to be a civil engineer in a constantly changing world. Our MEng course focusses on infrastructure engineering and will give you the practical skills and experience needed to work on multimillion pound infrastructure projects. You’ll develop crucial mathematical, technical and design skills that all civil engineers need whilst taking a more holistic view of the overall design of a built environment which is resilient to future challenges.

Our research philosophy focusses on future cities and how infrastructure and communities need to adapt and transform themselves in response to future challenges such as climate change, resource and energy scarcity and an aging and increasing population. Such challenges cannot be tackled by one discipline alone and professionals across the sector need to collaborate to create smart and innovative solutions. As a graduate of this department you will be ideally placed to work in such multidisciplinary teams at the front line in responding to these global challenges. You’ll become a creative problem solver and a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team.

Our facilities are the perfect places to test and research different materials and designs. You’ll work in specialist labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete testing. You'll go out on site visits, and hear guest lecturers from industry. You might even want to enhance your skills and CV by doing a work placement year.

This course includes, at a subsidised cost, a week long residential field trip to Constructionarium in the first year. Constructionarium provides a "hands-on" construction experience for students; where participants construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. The principle is to link academic institutes with industry and to ensure that the students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Elements of Engineering Design Engineering Science and Materials IT and Research Safe Civil Engineering Construction Land Surveying Design and Detailing in CAD for Civil Engineers Geotechnics and Engineering Geology Mathematics for Civil Engineers 1

Year two, core modules

Structural Mechanics Site Surveying for Engineers Mathematics for Engineers 2 Design Technology in Civil Engineering Material Technology for Engineers Fluid Mechanics Hydrology for Civil Engineers Design of Structures 1

Year three, core modules

Site Studies: Design and Planning Design Methods for Sustainable Buildings Design of Structures 2 Geotechnical Engineering Highway Design and Construction Integrated Group Design Project Structural Dynamics

Year four, core modules

Corporate Management for Civil Engineers Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Urban Design Strategies Water and Environmental Infrastructure Engineering Project Management Techniques Sustainability and Environmental Management Research Project

Assessment method

There is a holistic approach to assessment that ensures the learning outcomes have been met. Assessment methods vary, depending on the nature of the module and the type of skill being evaluated. The details of the type, extent and duration of the assessments are provided in the Module Guide for each module. The range of assessment methods may be summarised as follows:

Group work and presentations Design exercises and examples Coursework Timed assignments Production of drawings Projects Practical and laboratory work Unseen examinations Dissertation/major project

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 H205
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

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

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade B or above.
A level 128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade B or above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 128 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted, related subjects are required.
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher 128 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.
128 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English, Maths and Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points This must include 6 points at Higher Level in Mathematics

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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