University of Greenwich

Civil Engineering University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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Civil engineering is arguably one of the oldest engineering disciplines. It arose from the basic human needs for shelter, safety and warmth. The size of the challenge has grown, but the basic requirements are the same - to keep people warm, safe and secure.

In addition, civil engineers now need to consider the environment and the impact that all new buildings and infrastructure development has on the world around us. They face the demands of maintaining and updating existing assets, whilst also designing and constructing new ones. From designing state of the art sports stadia and transport hubs, to keeping houses and livelihoods safe from flood damage, to ensuring the provision of renewable safe energy sources, civil engineers have designed and built the modern world as we know it. This degree, together with our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, prepares you for all of these challenges.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer with current and future civil engineering technologies, methods and standards
To support you in understanding the pioneering approaches in this field and apply them to the solution of real-world problems
To develop your understanding of the civil engineering industry and prepare you to gain graduate employment.

This degree is three years long in full-time mode. It is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as:

Fully satisfying the educational base for an incorporated engineer (IEng)
Partially satisfying the educational base for a chartered engineer (CEng).
A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

Please see the MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

Course details


Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Design and Materials (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Construction Management and Technology (15 credits)
Engineering Geology (15 credits)
Hydraulics (15 credits)
Soil Mechanics (15 credits)
Structural Design (15 credits)
Structural Mechanics (15 credits)
Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers
Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Materials 2 (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Engineering Analysis and Applications (15 credits)
Geotechnics (15 credits)
Structural Analysis (15 credits)
Individual Project (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 3 (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Design of Concrete Structures (15 credits)
Bridge Design and Assessment (15 credits)
Water Engineering (15 credits)

Assessment method

Students are assessed through:

Project-based tasks
Laboratory experiments
Residential field courses
Formative and summative assignments
Formal examinations.

Professional bodies

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

  • The Joint Board of Moderators

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 G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
Campus code M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBB

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C).

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
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SE10 9LS

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