Undergraduate Study

MEng Civil Engineering - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code H202
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Entry requirements

A level: AAA
IB: 36/666
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Overview

  • Gain technical expertise alongside team-working, management and entrepreneurial skills
  • Focus on project-based learning: work on real-world projects with industry partners
  • Site visits and field-work give you first-hand experience of industry and the civil engineer’s role within it
  • A collaborative first year lets you explore other core engineering disciplines alongside Civil Engineering
  • Undertake work experience as a summer placement or ‘Year in Industry’, or spend a semester studying abroad

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Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAA GCE AL Maths grade A and another science* subject at grade A. Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths
IB 36 IB Maths HL6 and another science subject HL6. Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL6 in Physics will also be considered
BTEC DDD See below under 'read more' for further information
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

*GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology**; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; 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.

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010)

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Building Services Engineering Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability. 

BTEC Extended Diploma (2016)

Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.

Applicants studying the new BTEC Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering will be considered without GCE AL science or GCE AL Maths provided they are taking the unit ‘Further Maths For Construction’ and achieve distinction.

For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact the team via our online form or 01392 724061.

 

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Professional Accreditation

Please note: As part of our ongoing commitment towards improving the student experience at Exeter we are introducing new modules and content to our Engineering degrees from September 2020. These new components have been developed in close partnership with industry and in consultation with our accrediting bodies and will provide you with greater opportunities for project-based learning and practical problem solving as part of you core studies. As a result of making these changes we are currently going through a process to renew the accreditation of some of our programmes.

Course content

Collaborative modules in your first year will give you a broad knowledge across all core engineering disciplines. As you progress through your degree you’ll study increasingly advanced topics aligned to our research strengths in areas such as Hydroinformatics, Conceptual Design of Buildings and Earthquake Engineering.

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.

The multidisciplinary ethos of the first year builds core theoretical and practical knowledge in all engineering disciplines, giving you the opportunity to transfer at the end of the first year. A year-long multidisciplinary group project provides a means of putting core knowledge into practice.

In your second year you’ll undertake a Civil Engineering residential field course as well as being introduced to new topics such as Industry 4.0, Soil Mechanics and Structural Behaviour.

By the third year you will have selected two key areas in which to specialise, from structural engineering, CAD, geotechnical engineering or water engineering. You’ll carry out an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff with expertise in your chosen area.

If you choose the 'with International Study' variant of this degree you will spend a semester abroad in your third year. Your work will differ depending on where you choose to study, but almost always includes a project of at least 30 credits which is set and assessed by your supervisor abroad.

If you are studying ‘with Year in Industry’ you will spend your fourth year on placement and carry out a 120 credit module. For more information, please see the course variants.

The final year of study for MEng students offers a wide range of specialist modules such as those offering advanced practical project work, or ‘Industrial Case Studies’ which gives you the opportunity to visit companies, learning hands-on skills from top-class manufacturing experts.

Course variants

UCAS code: H209

Our five year ‘with Year in Industry’ programme includes a paid placement in business or industry for the duration of your fourth year. Work experience is a real advantage when entering the graduate job market. It’s also a great way to try out different jobs and to make contacts within companies you’re interested in working for.

Does it count towards my degree?

Yes, it’s worth 120 credits.

How does it affect my tuition fee?

During this year you will pay a reduced tuition fee. Visit the Tuition Fees page for more information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this programme through UCAS using the code at the top of this page, or transfer onto this option at the end of your first year in an Exeter-based Engineering degree.

Preparation and support

We will help you to prepare for your work placement from early in your studies. A special module 'Employability and Placement Preparation for Engineers' takes place at the start of your second year. This is an opportunity to start thinking about your placement well in advance. You’ll also be invited to attend workshops offering guidance and support.

UCAS code: H207

International Study gives you the chance to spend a semester studying at a foreign institution, improving your language skills and experiencing a different culture. We have agreements with universities in Canada, Chile, Japan, Hong Kong and across Europe, giving you a huge range of amazing locations to choose between.

Does it count towards my degree?

Yes, during your time abroad you’ll cover 60 credits, the same as you would if you were studying in Exeter. You’re also likely to complete a foreign language module prior to travelling.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this programme through UCAS using the code at the top of this page, or transfer onto this option at the end of your first year in an Exeter-based Engineering degree.

Preparation and support

If you are intending to study in a country for which the university’s Foreign Language Centre offers language tuition it is mandatory to take and pass the appropriate module prior to departure.

Once registered with your overseas host university you’ll receive primary support from them with full access to the facilities they provide to all students. You’ll maintain contact with Exeter’s overseas coordinator and Student Services by email and will have access to all our facilities via your iExeter account.

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With the support of the university, and the experience I have gained here, I successfully found an internship last summer. The placement not only taught me skills that have increased my employability but also it ensured I am pursuing the career that I will enjoy in the future.

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Studying MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering with Industrial Experience

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £22,950 per year

Please note that the fees for students starting in 2021 have yet to be set. The fees provided above are the fees for students starting in 2020 and are for guidance only. We will post the fees for 2021 entry shortly.

Global Excellence Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships worth £5000+ are available for International fee paying students studying this course. If you’d like to find out more visit our funding database, or you can apply for this scholarship directly online.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

You’ll typically have between 15 and 32 hours of direct contact time per week with your tutors and you will be expected to supplement your lectures with independent study. You should expect your total workload to average about 40 hours per week during term time.

In addition to lectures you’ll also have access to our workshops and laboratories where you’ll be trained to use specialist equipment, supporting and developing what you’ve learnt in the classroom and enabling you to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

A research and practice led culture

All our academic staff are internationally-recognised scientists working across a wide range of topics. Your course will draw on the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in the field. You’ll be able to participate directly with current research at various stages throughout your degree.

Student projects are often linked to our research activities and may involve working with industrial partners. Recent projects have involved designing a smart building crisis management system and creating a test rig for assessing the durability of concrete under load.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of continuous assessment through small practical exercises, project work, essay writing, presentations and exams. You must pass your first year assessment in order to progress to the second year, but the results do not count towards your degree classification.

Project work is a core element of this degree, providing invaluable experience of problem-solving, engineering design and team working. Projects are typically industrially driven, are commercially relevant and often directly involve a company.

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Your future

Civil engineering is concerned with creating and managing the infrastructure and environment in which we live. As a civil engineer you’ll play a key role in the future prospects and health of society. Civil engineering interfaces with electrical, mechanical, chemical and managerial processes. People skills are vitally important to civil engineers, who work alongside a broad section of society in order to bring plans to fruition. Our programmes combine science with personal and management skills developed through practical projects and direct study.

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist engineering fields and across a broad range of other sectors. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.

Employer visits

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to meet with graduate employers. Professional engineers visit the university to hold mock interviews, allowing you to discuss your career opportunities at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and placement decisions.