BEng Civil Engineering Site Management

Duration 5 Years
Typical offer AAA-ABB; BTEC DDD-DDM; IB 34
Discipline Engineering
Location Taught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)


Your Exeter degree paid for

Enjoy a fully-funded university experience, at a Russell Group university, while earning a salary.

A debt-free start to your career

No tuition fees and a salary throughout your studies means you’ll graduate with zero student debt, putting you in a better position when it comes to enjoying more of your post-uni earnings, starting your own business or buying a home.

Employment guaranteed

As a Degree Apprentice you’ll be working in an exciting and relevant job from day one of your studies. 

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

BEng Civil Engineering Site Management is a full Exeter degree, studied over five years through a mix of on-campus residentials, blended learning and real-world projects.

While elements of the degree will be studied during time at work, the majority of your tuition will fall within four, two-week residentials, delivered by University of Exeter academic staff.

Residential courses will be structured around your modules and will comprise lectures, seminars and workshops. During this time you will also be able to meet one-to-one with your academic mentor. In addition to studying, these occasions will provide opportunities for you to spend time socialising with your peers.

Year 1 



Core Engineering A


Foundation Mathematics for Engineers


Basic Mechanics




Professional Studies and Skills Development A



Year 2 



Core Engineering B


Advanced Mathematics for Engineers




Structural Materials


Professional Studies and Skills Development B



Year 3



Fluid Mechanics




Geotechnics 1


Construction Site Management


Computer Aided Engineering Drawing



Year 4



Engineering in Society and Company Finance  


Structural Engineering


Geotechnics 2


Water Resources and Pollution Control


Civil Engineering Design Studies



Year 5



Individual Project


Project Management and Accounting


Safety and Sustainable Development


This exact make-up of your course will be developed in partnership with your employer which may result in minor alterations to this structure and/or individual modules prior to applications being opened.

Entry requirements 2018

Typical offer

A-levels AAA-ABB; IB 34;



GCE AL Maths grade B and another science subject at grade B; IB Maths HL5 and another science subject HL5
Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.

GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology*; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Economics; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths*; Physical Education; Physics; Science (applied); Statistics.
*If more than one of these is taken they would only count as one 'science' but could count as two A levels towards our general requirements.


Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL5 in Physics will also be considered.


Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirement(s): Applied Science, Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability. In place of science requirement only, A level Maths still required.

Other qualifications of a similar level can be considered. We would encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility.

Where a candidate has already gained a good undergraduate degree this may be offered to meet entry requirements. Please note that, due to the funded nature of this programme, applicants with undergraduate degrees in comparable subjects may not be eligible.


As a condition of the government funding support for this programme, to be eligible candidates must be:
- a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, or have the Right of Abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning

A non-EEA citizen is eligible for funding if they have permission granted by the UK government to live in the UK, which is not for educational purposes, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

BEng Civil Engineering Site Management is delivered through a combination of residential courses, blended learning and work-based projects.

The academic curriculum will, for a large part, follow real delivery in the workplace with the day-to-day challenges faced in a work environment informing coursework.

Four residential courses per year bring all apprentices together for a fortnight. During this time you will attend lectures, and seminars, take part in workshops and spend time with your academic mentor.

Blended elements of the course, including lectures and online collaborative work, are supported by University’s electronic learning environment. This will supplement and further the learning begun during residentials, as well as providing academic support for ongoing projects in the workplace

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About the apprenticeship

Civil Engineers help design and construct things to shape the world around us, making sure that we handle the planet’s resources sensitively and sustainably. They are fascinated by structures, design and problem-solving, from the electricity and gas we use to the buildings we live, study and work in, the roads we drive on to the airports we fly from.

Civil Engineers are involved in many different aspects of a project – planning, creating blueprints, assessing risks and checking progress, so an ability to work with others is really important, as is a natural curiosity about how things are built. Working primarily on projects, engineers can be based anywhere in the UK. 


BEng Civil Engineering Site Management does not follow the standard UCAS application process.

You can apply to this programme in addition to making applications to any institution through UCAS.

To receive notification when applications are open, please register your interest.