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Civil and Structural Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

H221 (BEng)
H201 (MEng)

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2019
May 2019

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

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

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.

The Civil & Structural Engineering suite of MEng and BEng degree courses at Coventry University is well established and is a cornerstone of the education provision of the School of Energy, Construction and Environment.

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:

Institution of Civil Engineers


The Institution of Structural Engineers


The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


Institute of Highway Engineers

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.

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.

Additionally, for a sandwich qualification, the course will either provide professional experience in civil or structural engineering, to allow you to place academic knowledge in a practical engineering context, or allow you to study or gain work experience aboard (additional costs and application may apply).

Graduates with a BEng will require ‘further learning’ as defined by the Engineering Council, (e.g. an approved MSc). Alternatively, opportunities to transfer into the MEng Civil Engineering or Civil and Structural Engineering course are provided for those BEng students who demonstrate the required academic ability.

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

  • Study abroad

  • Professional Placement

Overview

Modules

  • Research practice and communication

  • Research dissertation

  • Engineering analysis and foundation

  • Group project 3

  • Steel and concrete structures

  • Timber and masonry structures

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

  • Computational mechanics

  • Group project 4

  • Leadership and research investigation

13th

We are ranked as the 13th best university in the United Kingdom in the Guardian University Guide 2019

In more detail...

  • Pathway choice at various stages
  • 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.
  • Full-time students studying alongside part-time students who are working in the industry, sharing first-hand experience of construction and providing a rich learning experience.
  • Courses accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) on behalf of the Engineering Council (EC-UK) for the purposes of partially (BEng) meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Opportunity to transfer onto MEng Civil and Structural Engineering or MEng Civil Engineering courses at the end of each year - at levels 1 and 2 - if academic requirements are met.

On successful completion, you should have the ability to:

  • Work collaboratively with other construction disciplines in the development of engineering solutions through critical evaluation and reflection, and effectively communicate proposals in a variety of media to suit different audiences
  • Demonstrate awareness of the conflicting demands of clients, stakeholders, other construction professionals in the development of appropriate inter-disciplinary design solutions
  • Recognize and respond to social, environmental, economic and ethical considerations in an international context
  • Undertake interdisciplinary team work and effective self-management and development
  • Conduct independent thinking, critical reflection, and individual initiative as the basis for research, innovation and lifelong professional learning
  • Use a range of knowledge, technical and practical skills and techniques required for a successful career as a civil or structural engineer
  • Identify, analyse and solve engineering problems at an appropriate level.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available to provide advice on course content

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.

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

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

20% assessed by coursework, tests, essays

Successful graduates from the courses will be well-suited to working in a range of Civil & Structural engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations, as well as a sound base to further their education and training to become professionally qualified Civil or Structural Engineers.

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

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 have the opportunity to join students from many different nationalities and cultures that will help to 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.

The full-time route allows you to spend a year abroad between stage 2 and stage 3 (additional costs may apply). Students opting to take this route may undertake a placement under the Erasmus exchange scheme or other study abroad routes (i.e. for study placements outside the EU), or a work placement under the Erasmus work placement scheme or on their own initiative (i.e. for work placements outside the EU).

You are advised to consider the ‘sandwich’ as opposed to the ‘full-time’ mode of study. The principal benefits being that the employment experience makes you more employable and you gain a wider knowledge of your chosen discipline within the broad definition of civil engineering.

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

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: EECU020 (BEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB-BBC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
DDM-DMM Engineering or Construction to include a Merit in Mathematics and Further Mathematics for Technicians. 30 points to include Mathematics at Higher level.
5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

University Course Code: EECU019 (MEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
AAB-ABB to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies. DDD-DDM in Engineering or Construction to include a Merit in Mathematics and Further Mathematics for Technicians. 30 points to include Mathematics at Higher level. 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

Assessed on an individual basis.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2018.

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


January 2019

£9,250 (per year)


May 2019

£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


January 2019

£9,250 (per year)


May 2019

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


January 2019

£14,850 (per year)


May 2019

£14,850 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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.

Additional costs not included in the fees:

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

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, and be well-suited to working in a range of Civil & Structural engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations.

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 Structural Engineering.

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.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. We encourage you to read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University. A copy of the 18/19 Contract can be found here.