Civil Engineering with Sustainability and Placement



Course introduction

Our Civil Engineering with Sustainability BEng degree is a highly innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet the real-world needs of the civil engineering and construction industry.

You will study the traditional elements of civil engineering including structures, materials, fluids, hydraulics, geotechnics and maths. You’ll be introduced to a range of sustainable infrastructure topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as water and wastewater engineering.

Access is available to custom-designed technical facilities to work on your laboratory experiments. These include fluids and hydraulics laboratories, and structures, materials and geotechnics labs. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.

During your studies, there is a residential field trip with hands-on experience in surveying and geology using industry standard equipment. You will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals, as well as visits to construction sites and civil engineering development projects.

Our BEng civil engineering with sustainability course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited BEng degree in civil engineering with sustainability can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The BEng degree meets the educational requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may wish to transfer to the MEng route of study at the end of your second year, subject to meeting the progression requirement. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and involves a further year of academic study.

We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in the civil engineering sector. It could be for a contractor, consultant or government authority.



Course modules

Year 1
Engineering Mathematics and Programming
Engineering Mechanics and Materials
Engineering Methods
Engineering Practice
Engineering Systems and Energy
Introduction to Contemporary Civil Engineering

Year 2
Civil Engineering Toolbox and Professional Skills
Construction Material and Sustainability
Geotechnical Engineering
Hydraulics
Structural Design
Structural Mechanics

Work placement year in industry

Year 3
Civil Engineering Design
Contract Management, Procurement and Risk
Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Engineering
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Final Year Project



Start date

09/2021

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9250 European Fees
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9250 Home Fees
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £19280 Overseas Fees


Qualifications required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
  • Institution's Own Test: 60% in Brunel English Language Test -- with no less than 55% in each subsection
  • TOEFL (iBT): 79.0 -- with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- with a minimum of 51 in all subscores