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Civil Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

H200 (BEng)
H202 (MEng)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

You could have the opportunity to study for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree on this three or four-year Civil Engineering degree course.

Civil engineering is a challenging, demanding and rewarding profession, and is designed to enable you to contribute to the present and future wellbeing of modern and developing societies throughout the world.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Our MEng course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and for Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Our BEng is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and fully satisfying the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE), The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


Institution of Civil Engineers


Institution of Structural Engineers


Institute of Highway Engineers

What our students say...

The course is great, staff are so helpful and look out for your best interests.

Daniel Corby

Course information

Your studies are underpinned by three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course, centred on specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skills development through group project work.

We aim to provide an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multidisciplinary construction industry. Full-time students also have the potential to benefit from the practical experience brought to the course by part-time students already working in industry.

Throughout the three years of study, we will cover the principles and practice of civil engineering within a global context, including structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnics, highways and surveying, construction and project management, hydraulics and water engineering.

97%

of our BEng students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Structural analysis and mathematics (MEng/BEng)

  • Design studies

  • Engineering analysis and materials (MEng/BEng)

  • Highways and surveying 1

  • Group project 1

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Contract and project management

  • Structural design

  • Structural analysis and materials (MEng/BEng)

  • Geotechnics and hydraulics (MEng/BEng)

  • Highways and surveying 2

  • Group project 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Professional placement or Study abroad

Overview

Modules

  • Research practice and communication

  • Research dissertation

  • Structural analysis

  • Geotechnics

  • Group project 3

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Hydrology, modelling and water engineering
    • Transport infrastructure
    • Steel and concrete structures
    • Timber and masonry structures
    • Construction resource and quality management
    • Advanced surveying

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Advanced structural analysis and design

  • Soil-structure interaction

  • Advanced contract and project management

  • Transportation engineering

  • Group project 4

  • Leadership and research investigation

10th

Our Civil Engineering courses are ranked 10th by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Relevant field trips and site visits to see how real construction projects are undertaken.
  • A course that achieved an overall satisfaction of 96% in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.
  • A teaching team who are active in research and have industrial experience, who bring their expertise into their teaching to ensure it is relevant to the needs of industry.
  • Significant opportunities to apply for industrial placements at companies that have previously included: Balfour Beatty Construction, Mott Macdonald, Severn Trent Water, Interserve Project Services, Atkins and Morgan Sindall.

The opportunity to transfer onto the MEng Civil Engineering subject to academic performance.

There are three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course: specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skill development through group project work.

Throughout the three years of study on the BEng course you will cover the principles of civil engineering including: engineering analysis, structural analysis and design, highways and surveying, construction and project management, water and ground engineering.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated tutorials, workshops and studio sessions.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 50%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 20%
  • Group work: 20%

50% assessed by exams

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of practical work (laboratory or field work) 2 hours of tutorials (individual or group projects) each week
  • Medium group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week

In addition, you will be expected to complete 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time – including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.

Civil engineering is a global industry and the course attracts students from around the world including Europe, China, Africa, India, Brunei, Malaysia and the Middle East. The content of the course continuously refers to the international context in which civil engineering takes place. You will join students from many different nationalities and cultures that will give you an international perspective to your studies and future career as an engineer.

We currently have links with universities in Malaysia, Oman, Canada and the European Union. These provide opportunities for student exchanges and joint student projects.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course is great, staff are so helpful and look out for your best interests.

Daniel Corby

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

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What our students say...

The course is great, staff are so helpful and look out for your best interests.

Daniel Corby

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


January 2018

£14,104 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Initial set of safety boots and hard hat
  • Drawing equipment

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Warm waterproof clothing for site visits: £150

What our students say...

The course is great, staff are so helpful and look out for your best interests.

Daniel Corby

Career prospects

As a successful graduate of this course you will meet the educational requirements to be able to work as an engineer in the construction industry.

However, if you aspire to become a Chartered Engineer you will need some additional study after this degree course such as studying our MSc in Civil Engineering; or our MSc in Civil and Structual Engineering; or transfer onto the MEng in Civil Engineering.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards. 

90%

of our MEng graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for engineering consultancies such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Buro Happold and other employers such as Warwickshire County Council.

£25K

Our MEng graduates earn an average salary of £25,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The course is great, staff are so helpful and look out for your best interests.

Daniel Corby
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.