Undergraduate study2017

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

As a Civil Engineer, you can improve quality of life through (re)building or maintaining vital infrastructure.They also solve issues, including supplying energy and clean water to homes, processing and recycling waste, and pollution.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

As a Civil Engineer, you can improve quality of life through (re)building or maintaining vital infrastructure.They also solve issues, including supplying energy and clean water to homes, processing and recycling waste, and pollution.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 1st in the UK  for engineering placements (2014/15 HESA UG Student Record)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further studies (2014 graduates)
  • Ranked 2nd for Building (The Tomes Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for learning resources and personal development (NSS 2015)

The School offers four Civil Engineering courses: an MEng consisting of 4 years full-time study, a BEng of 3 years full-time study, and two equivalent sandwich courses, each of which includes a period spent in industry after two years academic work and leads to the appropriate degree award plus a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).

Suitably qualified students may enrol directly on the MEng course. Students on the BEng course may transfer to the MEng at the end of Year 2, subject to satisfactory performance.

The courses also offer sponsorship, an outdoor management course and gives you the opportunity to study at an overseas university either in Europe, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia for up to six months in your final year.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MEng (Hons) DIS 5 yrs full-time sandwich H202
MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time H203
BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich H201
BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time H200
Sponsorship scheme

All MEng students, and students who have passed the first year of the BEng course, have the opportunity to apply for sponsorship, through the school, to a consortium of leading UK companies.

Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your studies, summer placement work if you want it and employment for a twelve month period of industrial training.

Professional recognition

The Civil Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Highways and Transportation by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The courses meet the current UK-SPEC requirements of the Engineering Council (ECUK).

Specifically, the BEng is accredited as:

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) - a course of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng

Specifically, the MEng is accredited as:

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Selection

Conditional offers are made based on application forms. All applicants who are made an offer are invited to visit the school either on a Wednesday or Saturday during term-time.

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, projects, presentations, technical reports and field work.

Graduate destinations

Our employment statistics are among the best in the UK, the vast majority entering the Civil Engineering profession. Loughborough has repeatedly been ranked first for Civil Engineering in recent national surveys of Graduate Recruiters.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Communication            
  • Fluid Mechanics           
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2
  • Engineering Materials
  • Principles of Design and Construction                                                                
  • Mathematics

Semester 2

  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2                                                            
  • Integrated Sustainable Building Design
  • Surveying 1                  
  • Engineering Materials
  • Principles of Design and Construction                                                                 
  • Mathematics 2
 
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Structural Design
  • Geotechnics 1& 2
  • Hydraulics                    
  • Construction Contract Procedure                                                                         
  • Structural Analysis & Mechanics 3                                                                      
  • Health & Safety 

 Semester 2

 

  • Structural Design         
  • Geotechnics 1 & 2
  • Surveying 2                  
  • Construction Management                                                                                  
  • Field Courses               
  • Mathematics 3

 

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

 
Year 3/4 (BEng)

Semester 1

 

  • Structural Analysis & Mechanics 4                                                                      
  • Water Engineering      
  • Geotechnics 3
  • Design Project
  • Research Project
  • Project Management   

 

Optional modules, Semester 1

One module from:

 

  • Further Engineering Mathematics                                                                      
  • Sustainable Flood Management                                                                         
  • Civil Engineering for Developing Countries                                                         
  • Transport Demand Management                                                                        
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing                                                               
  • or a language module at the appropriate level

Optional modules, semester 2

One module from Group 1 plus one module from Group 2

Group 1:

 

  • Applied Structural Analysis                                                                                 
  • Ground Engineering    
  • Environmental Engineering                                                                                 
  • Emergency Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering                                       
  • Collaborative Building Information Modelling Design Project                           
  • or a language module at the appropriate level 

 

Group 2:

 

  • Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment                                            
  • Water Treatment Process Engineering                                                               
  • Finite Element Structural Analysis                                                                      
  • Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishment                                                              
  • or a language module at the appropriate level

 

 
Year 3/4 (MEng)

Semester 1

 

  • Further Engineering Mathematics                                                                      
  • Structural Analysis & Mechanics 4                                                                      
  • Water Engineering      
  • Geotechnics 3              
  • Teamwork Design Project                                                                                   
  • Teamwork and Leadership                                                                                  

 

 Semester 2

 

  • Construction Information Technology                                                                 
  • Project Management  
  • Teamwork Design Project                                                                                   

 

 Optional Modules

One module from Group 1 plus one module from Group 2.

Group 1:

 

  • Applied Structural Analysis                                                                                 
  • Ground Engineering    
  • Environmental Engineering                                                                                 
  • Emergency Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering                                       
  • Collaborative Building Information Modelling Design Project                           
  • or a language module at the appropriate level

 

 Group 2:

 

  • Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment                                            
  • Water Treatment Process Engineering                                                               
  • Finite Element Structural Analysis                                                                      
  • Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishment                                                              
  • or a language module at the appropriate level

 

 
Year 4/5 (MEng) 

Semester 1

 

  • Research Project
  • Design Management by Product & Process Modelling                                       
  • Environmental Modelling                                                                                    
  • Advanced Geotechnical Modelling                                                                      

Optional Modules

 

  • One module from
  • Sustainable Flood Management                                                                         
  • Civil Engineering for Developing Countries                                                         
  • Civil & Building Engineering Contracts                                                                
  • Transport Demand Management                                                                        
  • Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing                                                                  
  • Enterprise Technology 

 

Semester 2

Either

Compulsory Modules

 

  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Development Project                                                                       
  • Infrastructure Engineering                                                                                  
  • Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering                                                 

 

Optional Modules

 

  • Choose one from
  • Environmental Engineering                                                                                 
  • Management Finance 
  • Management Information Systems                                                                    
  • Sustainable Cities and Transport                                                                        
  • People and Teams       

 

Or

Compulsory Modules

  • Research Project

Optional Modules

One of the below 3 options

Option 1

 

  • European Project 1      
  • European Research Project 2                                                                              

 

Option 2

  • Erasmus Exchange (including UNITECH)                                                             

Option 3

  • International Exchange                                                                                        

 

Note: UNITECH is an industrially sponsored exchange scheme within Europe.

 

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: H202 MEng (Hons) DIS 5 yrs full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA including Maths and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)
SQA AH
AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAAAB
IB
37 points, with 6 6 6 at HL with preferably Maths and a science at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction in a relevant Engineering based subject, plus A Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels to include Maths.
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

UCAS code: H203 MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time

A-Level
AAA including Maths and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)
SQA AH
AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAAAB
IB
37 points, with 6 6 6 at HL with preferably Maths and a science at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction in a relevant Engineering based subject, plus A Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels to include Maths.
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

UCAS code: H201 BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB including Maths and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)
SQA AH
AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAABB
IB
34 points, with 6 5 5 at HL with preferably Maths and a science at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction in a relevant Engineering based subject, plus A Level Maths grade B, or 6 units at Distinction plus AB in two A-Levels to include Maths.
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

UCAS code: H200 BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time

A-Level
ABB including Maths and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)
SQA AH
AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAABB
IB
34 points, with 6 5 5 at HL with preferably Maths and a science at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction in a relevant Engineering based subject, plus A Level Maths grade B, or 6 units at Distinction plus AB in two A-Levels to include Maths.
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training

Sponsored students will complete a paid year working with their sponsor company.  If you are not sponsored the School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry can provide many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed placement students from this course include Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Taylor Woodrow and Tony Gee.

Placement year with Kier Group

Karl Pallas, an undergraduate student from the School of Civil and Building Engineering, gives an insight into his industrial placement year with Kier Group whilst working at the King’s Cross Development in Central London

Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS 5 yrs full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H202

MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time

UCAS code: H203

BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H201

BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time

UCAS code: H200

Our students

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”