Anglia Ruskin University

Civil Engineering Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Learn to solve some of society’s most complex problems by applying civil engineering techniques and technologies. Get hands-on experience on site and in our labs, and gain the practical skills employers want. You could even do a work placement year. Our course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) acting on behalf of ICE, IstructE, CIHT and IHIE for the Engineering Council UK. This means that, with further learning, our course leads to CEng status.
Civil engineering changes our world – from buildings and transport to the environment and civil protection. It covers everything from creative concepts to physical construction and maintenance.

Designing and building structures like bridges, roads, airports and flood defences demands a high degree of technical skill. Our course will teach you to approach civil engineering projects competently, responsibly, ethically and safely.

You’ll already have an interest in maths, design and construction. You’ll be keen to explore your creativity, and aware of pressing global issues like overpopulation and climate change. While at Anglia Ruskin, you’ll learn about health and safety, sustainable development and environment issues within the context of civil engineering.

Engineers work in professional practice, advising clients. Therefore, you’ll learn a range of transferable skills, including how to manage projects and contracts; statistics; management techniques; and principles of IT. 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. In the first year you will attend Constructionarium, a week long field course, and build for real an iconic structure (just a little smaller than the original). You'll also 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.
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We also offer our Constructionarium which is a week-long construction experience.

This BEng course differs from our Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) because it delves deeper into the theory of civil engineering and includes more maths. It leads to chartered engineer (CEng) status.

This degree is accredited as:

1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

2. 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.

Course details


Year one, core modules

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

Year two, core modules

Structural Mechanics and Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Site Surveying for Engineers Mathematics for Engineers 2 Design of Structures 1 Material Technology for Engineers

Year three, core modules

Civil Engineering Contract Administration Design of Structures 2 Geotechnical Engineering Design Methods for Sustainable Buildings Environmental Management for Civil Engineers Research Methods and Dissertation (Civil Engineering)

Year three, optional modules

Flood Risk Management Highway Design for Engineers

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll demonstrate your learning though a mix of assignments, group work, presentations, drawings, lab work and projects.

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 H202
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 104 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade E or above.
A level 104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade E or above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Points
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English, Maths and Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points This must include Maths at Higher level

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 £12,500 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

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1000.

Provider information

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