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BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Course Overview

This programme covers broad-based civil engineering subjects to equip you with knowledge and skills to plan, design and implement civil engineering projects.

Professionally accredited and with paid industrial training, the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering programme will develop technical, managerial and financial skills to enable you to design, construct and organise civil engineering projects.

Key information

    Course name

    BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

    Total academic credits

    360 credits

    Qualification awarded

    BEng

    Awarding body

    University of the West of Scotland

    Professional recognition

    Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6 / SCQF Level 10)

    Study mode

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration

    4 years

    Tuition fees

    £11,000 per year (Scholarship available)

    Intakes

    September

    Work placement

    Yes

    Course location

    Paisley, Scotland

Academic entry requirements

• GCE A-Levels: BCC inc Maths & 1 science; OR

• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma; OR

• SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Construction; Engineering Practice (+ Maths for Engineering 1); Engineering: Building Services; Engineering Systems

English entry requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. UWS will also consider applicants who have previously studied at degree level, taught and assessed in English, in what UKVI define as a majority English-speaking country.

Assessment methods

Assessment is principally by coursework assignments, laboratory investigations and examinations. You will also be expected to present your work to internal staff and external industrialists as part of the learning and assessment process.

Progression route

Further academic study of MEng or other engineering degree or Professional career.

Career opportunities

Graduate opportunities are available with excellent starting salaries. Major construction firms actively seek university graduates and you may gain employment with a major contracting or consulting engineering company. UWS graduates work with companies including Network Rail, Amey and the Royal Air Force.

Modules
 

Year 1

Studies include mathematics, structural mechanics and design, science, communication, drawing and computing skills and an introduction to the engineering industry.

 

Year 2

Studies include sustainable construction, the properties and uses of civil engineering materials, design of structural elements, applied geology, hydraulics, surveying and industrial studies. 

 

Industrial Training

Students can spend an 18-week period of paid employment in industry.

There are two 18-week periods of paid industrial training to develop your professional skills. Students are responsible for applying for civil engineering jobs and these are obtained competitively, although we will assist you with this. You will visit construction sites and spend time at the National Construction College studying concrete construction, drainage, steel fixing and scaffolding.

 

Year 3

Structural engineering, ground and water engineering, construction technology and project management are covered. Team building skills are developed via a group design project. 

 

Industrial training 

Honours students can spend an 18-week period of paid employment in industry between Year 3 and Year 4.

 

Year 4

Studies include structural engineering and design, ground engineering, construction and management, renewable energy and materials. An individual project allows you to investigate a subject area of your choice.