BEng/BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-time

Civil Engineering BEng/BEng (Hons)



Top 5 UK modern university for Civil Engineering with 95% student satisfaction.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, NSS 2020

Overview

Edinburgh Napier University is amongst the top 35 universities in the UK to study civil engineering. (Complete University Guide 2020)

The profession of Civil Engineering covers many branches, allowing graduates to choose from a wide range of careers including; geo techniques, water engineering, hydraulic structural engineering, environmental engineering and transportation.

This course will give you an advanced introduction to each of these areas allowing you to decide on your specialism. Once specialised, you are not limited to your chosen field, but also have an understanding of how these other specialisms fit into the wider context.

You will learn the fundamentals of Civil Engineering and the specifics of structural analysis, construction surveying, geotechnical engineering and relevant computer applications, as well as getting the chance to get experience in the field with a civil engineering internship.

Combining mathematical and design skills, as well as communication and management abilities, our course offers many skills that can be applied to a range of civil engineering projects that will appeal if you have a creative mindset and jump at the opportunity to solve complex problems.

Civil engineers contribute to our ever-expanding built environment, becoming a civil engineer means you can make a real impact on communities around the world.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

(available as MEng)

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

H203

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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“Modules are taken off-site which gives you that hands-on experience, putting the theory work into practice.”

Course details

In year one you will learn the principles of Civil Engineering via an introduction to Materials, Structural Analysis, Construction Process and methods of Engineering Communication including use of industry-standard software platforms. The formative stages of your studies are specific to Civil Engineering and are not taught as part of a common first and second year. All areas are underpinned by developing competency in relevant mathematical techniques and approaches to problem solving.

Once an understanding of the fundamental principles of Civil Engineering has been established, you will then progress on to more advanced areas of Structural Design, Geotechnics, Fluid Mechanics and Transportation Engineering. You will implement practical solutions across a range of applied applications and develop your skills in lateral problem solving and innovative thinking.

In your final year of study you will develop, manage and undertake a programme of independent investigation under the guidance of an associated research supervisor. You will also work as part of a team to fulfil a client’s project brief relating to the development of a substantial piece of Built Environment Infrastructure – the successful fulfillment of this brief will require you to utilize all of the skills developed over the course of your studies with us.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught Lectures and tutorials, three modules each semester.
  • note and pen Assessments No exams in year 1. Each module has one course work and one exam.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Construction Engineering
  • Principles of Civil Engineering
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Construction Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Communication

Year 2

  • Civil Engineering Principles and Materials 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis and Design Geotechnics 1
  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • Project Management

Year 3

  • Water Resources Engineering Geotechnics 2
  • Transport Engineering
  • Construction Methods
  • Structural Engineering 1
  • Further Intermediate Mathematics

Year 4

  • Geotechnics 3
  • Railway Engineering
  • Structural Engineering 2
  • Integrated Engineering Design 1
  • Honours Project (Dissertation)

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBB including Maths

National 5 Grade C in English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC including Maths

National 5 grade C in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC including Maths

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at HL including Maths

OL English at C2.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including Maths

OL English at O4.

BTEC Extended Diploma

MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. BTEC must include Maths but if not, we would accept A Level Maths at Grade C as an alternative.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

BTEC Diploma

MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A Level Grade C. BTEC must include Maths/A Level Grade C in Maths.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including Grade 5 in Maths.

Grade 4 in SL English.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Maths

National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

ABB including Maths

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.

Must include passes in the modules Mathematics for Construction (SCQF Level 6) and Maths for Civil Engineering (SCQF Level 7).

Minimum Year 3

HND

Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Must include passes in the modules Maths for Construction (SCQF Level 6), Maths for Civil Engineering (SCQF Level 7) and Applied Maths for Civil Engineering (SCQF Level 8).

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

DUT

Pass DUT in a relevant subject with overall grade 12 to include English at grade 11 in the final year of studies.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with a minimum of 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2020/21 2021/22
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 £9,250
Overseas £15,522 tba

Students from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Please note that the tuition fee status of EU nationals commencing their studies in 2021/2 has yet to be confirmed by the Scottish Government following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union and will be published once known. For EU students commencing their studies in 2020/21 fees will remain the same as Scottish Students.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Civil engineers plan, design and oversee nearly all aspects of construction projects. Projects can come in many different forms, whether that is large buildings or essential systems like railways and water management.

Civil engineering projects almost exclusively have considerable implications to all aspects of day-to-day life and our environment.

There is clear progression in the field of civil engineering at Edinburgh Napier with chances to take up international trips and internships.

The average civil engineering salary in the UK is highly competitive and employment opportunities are everywhere.

A degree in civil engineering from Edinburgh Napier University allows for a wide scope of career options, including:

• Consultant Design Engineering
• Structural Engineering
• Transport and Urban Planning
• Environmental Engineering
• Automation or Robotics

Amongst other opportunities.

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