City University London

Course Introduction

This course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering, management studies and design. Specialist subjects such as surveying, transportation, environmental and building engineering are studied, with residential field trips for geology and surveying. The course is delivered as a combination of lectures, projects supported by industry and coursework, much of which relates to laboratory experiments. City has been providing students with the skills required by aspiring chartered civil engineers for more than 50 years. Industry input into specialist lectures, placement opportunities, design projects and our 'Open Door to Industry' scheme provides students with a good understanding of the profession they are intending to join. We have outstanding facilities such as large structural laboratories and a geotechnical centrifuge allowing students to test realistic physical models of civil engineering structures. Students can opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of their second year. Work'based Learning Advisors are in regular contact with companies and will assist students with finding a suitable work placement. Students are paid for their placement year and are visited by their personal tutor while on the placement.

Course Modules

Year 1: Civil engineering history; applied mechanics; materials; geology; surveying; design; build and test project; graphics; engineering science; mathematics; computing; communications laboratory. Year 2: Geotechnical engineering; hydraulics and hydrology; structural engineering; surveying; design project; mathematics; numerical computing methods; management studies; building engineering; public health engineering. Year 3: Geotechnical engineering; hydraulic engineering; structural engineering; major project; management studies; options.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher BBCCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 70%-75%
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 76%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 30
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

37% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 48%

Total Practical: 2%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation