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BEng (Hons)Civil Engineering

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

For those seeking a career as a chartered civil engineer, this new full-time degree course is designed to meet the specific requirements of professional bodies.

You’ll experience a unique simulated workplace environment. This experience, and outstanding industry links, gives you a competitive edge, enabling you to progress to achieve your goals.

Prepare for an exciting and challenging career in the construction industry with our Civil Engineering course. We’ll provide you with the technical, managerial, economic, theoretical and environmental aspects of civil engineering, enabling you to apply yourself to both the management and design of civil engineering projects.

You will also develop the key transferrable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our strong links to industry enable you to apply your learning to problem-based scenarios, ensuring your intellectual and practical competencies are fully developed.

The course focuses on what a civil engineer does, which entails building power stations, bridges and motorways. You will focus on hydraulics, examining how water flows and drives turbines, and your studies will be enhanced through site visits, field trips and guest lectures.

You’ll get to experience a unique simulated workplace and work towards a career as a chartered civil engineer, all with the advantage of having a construction site right on our doorstep as the University continues to expand.

Programme structure

The course combines innovative teaching with a stimulating workplace environment. You’ll be assessed through a mix of coursework, examinations, portfolio and presentations.

The way you are assessed is split into 50 per cent exams and 50 per cent coursework.

We will enhance your knowledge and understanding through formal lectures, presentations, seminars, tutorials, hands-on experience and problem-based scenarios. Guest speakers, as well as visits to construction sites, manufacturers and exhibitions, will give you valuable insight and experience of the industry.

You will be assessed through work-related learning and problem solving, in-class tasks, seminar work, peer assessment and learning sets, while summative assessment is provided in projects, presentations, time-controlled assignments and end examinations.

In your final year, you will conduct an individual project, where you will hone and enhance your organisational, research and time management skills.

Career opportunities

Nearly all our Built Environment graduates go straight into well paid jobs, taking on challenging roles. Latest statistics (DLHE 2012/13) showed 88.9 per cent of 2012/13 graduates were in full-time work, or primarily in work but also studying, within six months of graduation.

They have taken positions with small and large construction organisations with local, regional or national coverage.

Projects that graduate civil engineers work on can include hospitals, highways, airports, railways, tunnels and bridges.

Our graduates work for companies such as Balfour Beatty, Cancer Care, and in management services in roles such as construction managers or design engineers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States