Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This new course, launched for 2020, will address a key skills gap in the UK. It is designed to be contemporary, innovative and to meet the needs of industry.
The core subjects at the heart of the degree – structures, materials, geotechnics, transport infrastructure engineering and construction management – will equip you with the key expertise, and an additional specialism, to enhance your employability. You will learn through a variety of different methods, from lectures to practical exercises. More details on specific teaching methods and assessments will follow soon.
Specific details on modules will follow in due course, but please see an outline of the content of each year below.
Modules in your first year will build your fundamental knowledge of the sector and relevant disciplines. To introduce you to the world of civil engineering, topics covered will include construction, materials, mechanics and mathematical skills.
In the second year, you will build on your existing knowledge and advance your understanding of the civil engineering sector through more specialist modules.
You spend the third year on a professional placement, which is usually paid, gaining valuable industry experience. The construction industry in the West Midlands is particularly buoyant, providing a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate placements.
This year will feature a main research project, as well as a design project. You will study core civil engineering modules and have a choice of additional modules to enable you to specialise in either transport infrastructure engineering or construction management.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|A level||BBC - BCC||
BBC: including a min grade B in Mathematics. Science or technical A-Levels preferred but not essential for the other two other A-Level subjects - Standard offer
BCC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B
BCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Science, Engineering, Construction or Technical subjects|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3 including at least 15 credits at Level 3 in Mathematics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4 and above|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||29 points and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects including 5 in Mathematics in Higher Level. A science or technical Higher level preferred but not essential for the other two other Higher Level subjects|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Overall 6.0 and min 5.5 in each skills area|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|