Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our Civil Engineering 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 construction topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as structural analysis.

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 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 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

Typical modules

Year 1

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

Construction and Sustainability

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Fundamentals of Structures

Professional Skills

Analytical Methods and Skills for Civil Engineers

Year 2

Civil Engineering Hydraulics

Civil Engineering Materials

Structural Mechanics

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Design

Sustainable Construction and Professional Skills

Year 3

Civil Engineering Placement

Year 4

Structural Analysis

Steel and Concrete Design

Innovative Construction Materials

Construction Contracts, Business and Management

Individual Project

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Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection