London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering course puts an emphasis on civil engineering design and practice. Compared to the BEng Civil Engineering, it is somewhat less theoretical/mathematical, and more practical and design'orientated. This course has the accreditation of the Engineering Council, carried out by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). The course will also prepare you for a creative, challenging and dynamic career, and one that delivers a high level of job satisfaction.

Course Modules

Year 1: design and practice; engineering mathematics and modelling; engineering principles; structures and surveying. Year 2: strength of materials; construction technology; design of structural elements; forensic engineering and conservation; geotechnics 1; integrated field studies project. Year 3: structural analysis and structural design; innovation and enterprise; geotechnics 2; urban engineering systems; project; environmental engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 88-96
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 59%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£33,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

98% Go on to work and/or study

In work 82
Studying 10
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 1
Unknown 1

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 54%

Total Coursework: 42%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation